Furui Castle (Mikawa)

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History

Furuijō was built by Ishihara Sōzaemon. It later became the residence of the Hosoi Clan, with lords Hosoi Samanosuke and Hosoi Hikosaemon, the latter of which abandoned the castle in the late 16th century.


Visit Notes

Furuijō is a fortified residence site in the Furui Township of Anjō Municipality. No ruins remain and the site is now residential sprawl, a temple and a shrine. The name of the area means 'Old Well', and the old well which is said to have given the township its name, its very namesake, has recently been flattened by maisonettes, and is now a carpark. Shameful.




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Castle Profile
English Name Furui Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河古井城
Alternate Names Furuiko-yashiki (古井古屋敷)
Founder Ishihara Sōzaemon
Year Founded Unknown
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Hekikai-Furui Station on the Meitetsu-Nishio Line; 8 minute walk
Visitor Information
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Anjō, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 56' 10.03" N, 137° 5' 47.11" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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