Suou Nagayama Castle

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History

It is not known when Nagayamajō was first constructed, but in 1588 the Mōri Clan installed Jinbo Mototada as castellan. In 1596 Nagayamajō was expanded under Mōri Hidemoto as his residence. In 1600, following the Battle of Sekigahara, the Mōri's territory was reduced and Mōri Hidemoto moved to Kushizakijō in Chōfu.

Interestingly, from 1900 the site of Nagayamajō became a sculpture park full of statues of Mōri clansmen. They were melted down for their materials during the war, but the one of Mōri Tadachika was rebuilt in 1980.

Visit Notes

I saw this hilltop site from Kōnominejō; Nagayamajō is now a park. No ruins remain, other than the general shape of the castle mount itself perhaps. There is an explanation board about the castle.


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Castle Profile
English Name Suou Nagayama Castle
Japanese Name 周防長山城
Founder Jinbo Mototada
Year Founded 1558 or earlier
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Marker
Features
Visitor Information
Access Kita-Yamaguchi Station on the Yamaguchi Line; 12 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Park
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 10' 50.52" N, 131° 28' 24.71" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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