Hosshouji Castle (Mikawa)

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Hosshōji was a fortified residence built in the late 17th century by Hatta Moriwemon. Various patriarchs of the Hatta Clan took the name 'Moriwemon', including Hatta Noritsuna (2nd generation), Hatta Tomōji (7th generation), Hatta Tomomasa (8th generation), Hatta Tomotake (9th generation), and Hatta Tomô (11th generation). It is thought that Hatta Tomōji was the one to build Hosshōjijō.

Visit Notes

Hosshōjijō refers to an Edo period fortified residence site in the Hosshōji neighbourhood of Okazaki City. The site is now residential sprawl pockmarked with rice paddies, and no ruins of any fortifications remain. Castle fans visit the temple, Hosshōji, but I don't know that this corresponds exactly to where the castle was.

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Castle Profile
English Name Hosshouji Castle (Mikawa)
Japanese Name 三河法性寺城
Founder Hatta Moriwemon
Year Founded Late 17th Century
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Edo Period
Visitor Information
Access Okazaki Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line; 18 minute walk
Visitor Information 24/7 free; temple
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 55' 35.94" N, 137° 8' 41.35" E
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Added to Jcastle 2023
Contributor ART
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