Bizen Date (Dewa)


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Bizen-date (Dewa Province) was constructed by the Oshikiri Clan in the 15th century. The Oshikiri were vassals of the Daihōji Clan. Bizen- date, whose lord held the honourific title ‘Protector of Bizen (Province)’, predated nearby Dewa-Maruokajō, and was abandoned in 1513 when the Oshikiri relocated to Dewa-Yokoyamajō.

See also Maruoka Castle (Dewa).

Visit Notes

No ruins remain of the Bizen-date, a fortified manor hall site which predated the much more notable Maruokajō, and the site is now fields and a shrine. I swung by here because it was so close to Maruoka Castle.


Castle Profile
English Name Bizen Date (Dewa)
Japanese Name 出羽備前館
Founder Oshikiri Clan
Year Founded 15th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Nearest Station is Tsuruoka Station on the Uetsu Line
Visitor Information Access Limited
Time Required 15 minutes
Location Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
Coordinates 38° 40' 44.26" N, 139° 49' 55.63" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
Admin Year Visited Viewer Contributed
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Jōkaku Hōrōki

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