Nabebutajō was constructed by Ôi Mitsutada in 1486. Ôi Mitsutera had been defeated by Murakami Masakiyo several years earlier and had been forced to flee southward. The Ôi Clan settled in the Komoro area where Ôi Mitsuteru built a residence at Utōsaka in 1484. His son, Ôi Mitsutada built Nabebutajō in 1486. And Mitsutada's son built Otomejō as a branch castle of Nabebutajō thereafter. Nabebutajō is considered to be the forerunner of nearby Komorojō.
Nabebutajō is one of those Sengoku period castles which can be considered the antecedent of the nearby Edo period castle. No ruins remain of Nabebutajō ("Pot Lid Castle"), but the house on the site is quite nice and has an explanatory board about the site's history. The house has loopholes in its walls! So that was nice to see.
|Pre Edo Period
|Reconstructed Dobei, Signboard...
|Komoro Station on the Shinano Railway; 5 minute walk
|Komoro, Nagano Prefecture
|36° 19' 46.56" N, 138° 25' 17.47" E
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