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The castle town has been selected as Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings and still retains its elegant streetscape.

Profile : Udamatsuyama Castle

LocationUda City, Nara Prefecture
Also known asAkiyama Castle
Type of castleMountain top
Mountain's name
Elevation473m
ConditionRuins
Designation Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings
National Historic Sites
Year builtNorthern and Southern Court Period
Abolished1615
Castle lordUnknown
Refurbishment lordTaga Hidetane, Fukushima Masaharu
Portrait of Taga Hidetane from Wikipedia
Portrait of Fukushima Masanori from Wikipedia
Family Crest of Fukushima Clan from Wikipedia

The family crest was originally created from the pattern that the emperor and the royal family put on the kimono, and the pattern was made into a fixed pattern, and the one attached to his own oxcart is said to be the beginning of the family crest. The warlords drew large crests on the flag-fingers, used to distinguish enemy views on the battlefield, and used by the generals to determine which warlords were active and how much.
"Battle of Shizugatake" by Utagawa Toyonobu

The battle of Shizugatake is a battle between Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Shibata Katsuie. It occurred near Mt. Shizugatake, Shiga Prefecture toda, in April 1583. Hideyoshi, who won this fierce battle, splitting the Oda forces in two, inherited the power and system built by the late Oda Nobunaga, and took the first step toward a longing for unification of the world. Also Fukushima Masanori played a major role in defeating the enemy general in this battle, gaining a chance to succeed, and becoming the central figure of the team Toyotomi subsequently. Speaking of "Shizugatake's Seven Spears", that is about Fukusima himself.

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UdaMatsuyama Castle is known as the residence of Fukushima Takaharu, who Fukushima Masanori's younger brother. Originally, it began with the fact that Akiyama Clan built the castle (Akiyama Castle) in the Northern and Southern Dynasties period, but under the Toyotomi administration, it became the castle of Katō Mitsuyasu, Taga Hidetane, and others. A large-scale refurbishment was carried out and it moved to the modern castle. It can be seen that it was recognized as a key point of Yamato country control along with Toyotomi Hidenaga on Yamatokōriyama Castle and Wakisaka Yasuharu on Takatori Castle. Fukushima Takaharu entered the castle after the Battle of Sekigahara, but Takaharu was reformed and the castle was destroyed by Kobori Enshū and others, as he got in touch with Toyotomi side in 1615's "Ōsaka Summer Team" then it became an abandoned castle.
Recent excavations have revealed foundation stone buildings such as Honmaru palace, large-scale stone walls, roof tiles and ceramics, and the state of major renovation at that time is becoming apparent. The castle was destroyed by Kobori Enshū and became an abandoned castle. The letter of Kobori Enshū of the destruction at the time is extant, and it is attracting attention as a valuable case where the contents of the castle break (breaking the castle) can be understood. In the center of the castle area, the castle tower and the main enclosure line up east and west. A belt-like Kuruwas surrounds the area, southeast and south. "Koguchi" (entrance of castle) with a complicated structure is provided at three places in the southwest, and it is connected to the periphery. Ninomaru, which greatly extends to the southeast, and the outer Kuruwa of the northeast, northwest, and southwest surround the main Kuruwa in concentric circles, forming a territory rare for a mountain castle.

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