Yamada Shigetada Yakata

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Yamada Shigetada fought in the Jōkyū War of 1221 between the Retired Emperor Go'Toba and the Hōjō Regency. Yamada, initially based in Kyōto where he had been close to Go'Toba, was granted territory in Owari by Minamoto Yoritomo when the latter established the Kamakura Shogunate. Yamada fought for the retired emperor in the Jōkyū War. Disaster came when he encamped upon the Kuise River in Mino Province and was assaulted by a larger force from Musashi Province. Overwhelmed, he retreated to Kyōto where he would soon be surrounded by enemies and forced to commit seppuku.

Visit Notes

Here a yakata (fortified manor house) site is associated with the historic figure of Yamada Shigetada, but of this nothing remains. There are markers but the site is now a child hive / nursery. I passed by incidentally after missing a train and going to another station.

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Castle Profile
English Name Yamada Shigetada Yakata
Japanese Name 山田重忠館
Founder Yamada Shigetada
Year Founded Early 13th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Yada Station on the Meitetsu Line; 12 minute walk
Visitor Information Private Property
Time Required 5 minutes
Location Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 11' 50.53" N, 136° 56' 18.67" E
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Added to Jcastle 2021
Contributor ART
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