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Ukiyoe picture "Shokoku-meisho-hyakkei Inbanuma Swamp" by Andō Hiroshige Ⅱ from Wikipedia

Profile : Motosakura Castle Ruins

LocationShisui Chō, Inba District, Chiba Prefecture
Also known asMasakado Castle
Type of castleHilltop
Mountain's nameMt. Masakado
DesignationNational Historic Sites
Year built1469~1487
Castle lordChiba Suketane
Refurbishment lordChiba Clan
Portrait of Tokugawa Ieyasu from Wikipedia
Family Crest of Tokugawa Clan from "Bukan Complete Works" (produced by CODH) adapted from "Classical Japanese National Data Set" (Kokubunken Collection)

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.
Family Crest of Chiba Clan from "Wikipedia"

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Motosakura Castle was built by Chiba Suketane in 1469-1487 and was destroyed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1590. Chiba Clan, a powerful daimyō who has ruled this region for a long time, abandoned the castle in Chiba due to the war in the Kantō region beginning in 1454, moved the new castle to Sakura district which was the transportation hub facing Inbanuma Swamp. The castle town was set up in the first half of the 16th century, and this castle prospered as Shimousa's political, economic, military, and cultural center. When Toyotomi Hideyoshi attacked Odawara Castle in 1590, Chiba Clan, who was under the control of Hōjō Clan, also died, and this castle became ruled by Tokugawa Ieyasu. Even today, the remains of Motosakura Castle clearly show large trenchs, earthworks, and cliffs guarded by turrets, giving the impression of the Warring States period.
Simulated Yatate
Ruins of "Koguchi" (= Entrance of castle that combines protection)
Trench between ruins of warehouse and Mt.Settei
Myōmi Jinja Shrine settled on the castle ruins


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