Teshiro Castle

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History

Teshirojō was built as a branch castle of Kurahonejō, located 1km away further along the mountain ridge, which was controlled by the Kiyono Clan, which later served the Murakami Clan before breaking away in 1550 along with the Terao Clan to side with the Takeda Clan. Teshirojō was likely incorporated into the castle network taken over by Takeda Shingen in 1553 following his advance into northern Shinano. The Kiyono Clan fell firmly under the Takeda hegemony by that time. Teshirojō was abandoned at some point prior to the Edo Period, either following the demise of the Takeda Clan in 1582 or the relocation of the Uesugi to Aiźu in 1598.

Visit Notes

Teshirojō is a lonely, small site, consisting of a main bailey and some subsidiary enclosures. It was built on a kofun (there are lots of kofun in the mountains here) which has its burial chamber now uncovered. This is apparently a power spot. Maybe all of Japan should be declared a power spot? I found an unmarked kofun by myself in trying to find more remains of Teshirojō.


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Castle Profile
English Name Teshiro Castle
Japanese Name 天城城
Founder Kiyono Clan
Year Founded Sengoku Period
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Kuruwa, Hori, Koshikuruwa, Horikiri, Ishizumi, Dorui
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Hiking trail via Karasaki Castle or Washio Castle
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Mountain
Time Required 30 minutes
Location Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 32' 54.92" N, 138° 10' 18.59" E
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Year Visited Viewer Contributed
Contributor ART
Added to Jcastle 2020


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