Kounoshou Castle (Omi)
Kōnoshōjō, also known as Kōnoshō-yakata, was built in the Muromachi period to guard an important highway. It was the fortified residence of the Kōnoshō Clan, and castellans included Kōnoshō Yorisuke and Kōnoshō Kensuke. In 1525 Kōnoshō Sadanobu wrote a letter to Kutsuki Tanetsuna informing him of the decision by the Rokkaku Clan not to send military support to Tango Province in aid of Takeda Morimitsu, suggesting that the Kōnoshō were important retainers of the Rokkaku with some authority.
Kōnoshōjō is now the site of Kumano-jinja, a shrine where the remains of dorui (earthen ramparts) can be found. A water way used to irrigate surrounding fields is said to be the remnants of a moat. The site is mostly fields today.
|English Name||Kounoshou Castle (Omi)|
|Year Founded||Muromachi Period|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Azuchi Station on the Biwako Line; 15 minute walk|
|Visitor Information||24/7 free; fields|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Location||Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 8' 22.16" N, 136° 7' 25.64" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
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