Monday, February 1, 2016

Teramoto Castle

Located near the Chita Peninsula, Teramoto Castle was built by Hanai Harima no Kami around 1441-43.  It was a yamashiro type castle.  Six years before the Battle of Okehazama, the Hanai family switched sides to the Imagawa.  It meant access to Ogawa was cut off for Nobunaga.  Nobunaga and his allied army won a key battle at the Battle of Muraki (1554).  After the Muraki victory, Nobunaga put Teramoto to the torch burning the castle down to ashes.  The Hanai family learned a lesson never to betray Nobunaga again.

Tenka no tame!

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