Asaba Castle 麻場城
Founder Shirakura Clan
Year 1469-1487
Type Mountaintop
Condition Ruins
Alternate Name Shirakura-jo
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Location Kanra, Gunma Pref.
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Access Joshuniiya Sta (Joshin Dentetsu Line), walk 20 mins
Visited October 18, 2015
Visitor Info. Park, open anytime | Time Required: 30 mins
Notes There is a surprising amount of earthworks and trenches remaining for this little castle surrounded by fields and development. Nearby Niiya Castle was completely developed over.
History Shirakura was a minor lord in the Musashi region who fled before the pressure of the Hojo to join forces with Nagao Kagetora (Uesugi Kenshin). As Takeda Shingen grew in strength and took over the region Shirakura joined with the Takeda. As the Takeda weakened, Shirakura allied with the Hojo. During the Siege of Odawara, Shirakura Shigeie holed up in Odawara Castle leaving Asaba Castle to his younger brother Shigetaka. Shigetaka surrendered to the huge combined forces of Maeda Toshiie and Uesugi Kagekatsu in 1590.
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Kanra, Gunma Pref.
Asaba Castle views
Wooden bridge and honmaru trench Outside the entrance
Castle seen from the outside Trail to the Sasa Bailey.
Bridge across the trench Bridge across the trench
Fake little lookout tower. View from inside
Bridge to the Honmaru bailey Honmaru moat
Bridge across the trench to the Honmaru bailey Honmaru trench
Honmaru trench Bridge to the Honmaru from the Ninomaru
Earthen Bridge from the Honmaru Trench to the Ninomaru Bailey. View of the Honmaru from the Ninomaru
Ninomaru Entrance Ninomaru Entrance
Ninomaru Entrance Earthen bridge between the Ninomaru and Honmaru
Earthen bridge between the Ninomaru and Honmaru Ninomaru Bailey
Ninomaru and earthen embankment Honmaru Trench
Honmaru Trench Small bridge over part f the honmaru trench
Wooden bridge and honmaru trench Honmaru Trench
Honmaru trench View from the Sasa Bailey
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