Kubota Castle (Nukata)
Kubotajō was the fortified residence of the Takahashi Clan constructed in the early-to-mid' 16th century. In the early 1560s, Takahashi Munemasa was suspected of disloyalty to Tokugawa Ieyasu and consequently ousted. He was replaced by Ôhashi Yoshishige. However, in 1563, Kubotajō took part in the Mikawa-Ikki-Ikkō when Ishikawa Masatoshi and other rebels were besieged at the castle. Kubotajō was abandoned in 1567.
Kubotajō is a fortified residence site in Kōta Township, Nukata County. The site was formerly a temple, and is now an a vacant plot atop of a small hill. There are two possible false friends to the castle-exlporer here. The first is some ishigaki, which was probably built for the temple, and the second is a long trench across the edge of the hill which looks to me as though it was cut as a road. Still, some castle-bloggers have cautiously allowed themselves to get optimistic about this unconfirmed feature. Of course, it's possible pre-existing earthworks were modified in later times...
Note: This is Kubotajō in Nukata County (Nukata-Kubotajō), not to be confused with a site with the same name in historical Hoi County (Hoi-Kubotajō). Both sites are in Mikawa Province and Aichi Prefecture.
|English Name||Kubota Castle (Nukata)|
|Year Founded||Early-to-Mid' 16th Century|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Features||trenches, stone walls|
|Access||Nearest station is Aimi Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line|
|Visitor Information||Access Limited|
|Time Required||15 minutes|
|Location||Kōta, Aichi Prefecture|
|Coordinates||34° 53' 32.68" N, 137° 11' 9.53" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2023|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|
|Friends of JCastle|
|Jōkaku Shashin Kiroku|