Akozu Castle 赤尾津城
|Admin's Rating||★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Location||Yurihonjo, Akita Pref.|
|Access||Ugo-Kameda Station on Uetsu Line|
|Visitor Info.||24hr / free | Time Required: 1 hour|
|Notes||There are no sign posts and some sites are neglected|
|History||Akozu Castle was established in the period of North and Southern Courts by Ogasawara Mitsusada, who founded the Akozu Clan. The castle was under the local supervision of the Yuri Clan for much of its history. As part of the Yuri faction, the Akozu clan, as allies of the Tokugawa, marched out from the castle to participate in the Battle of Sekigahara. En route they heard that a large enemy force was amassing in the west and so the Yuri vassal serving as commander ordered the retreat back home. The Yuri commander was thereafter demoted and the reputation of the Yuri and Akozu suffered. The castle ceased to function in 1612 after the establishment of nearby Honjōjō.|
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Yurihonjo, Akita Pref.