Ogawamatobaoka Castle

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History

Ogawamatobaokajō was the residence of Honda Souzauemon. Nearby was Ogawajō, the residence of the Ishikawa Clan, though I don't know if the sites existed at the same time, although if they did then likely Honda was a retainer of the Ishikawa Clan who controlled Ogawajō and were vassals of the Mikawa Matsudaira Clan.


Visit Notes

Matoba refers to an archery range, which is interesting, and "oka" means "hill", although this area is quite flat. "Jō" of course means "castle", at least in the Japanese sense of a general fortification, but it seems that this site was a yakata, or fortified manor house, rather than a castle per se.




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Castle Profile
English Name Ogawamatobaoka Castle
Japanese Name 小川的場丘城
Founder Honda Souzauemon
Year Founded Medieval Times
Castle Type Fortified Manor
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features
Visitor Information
Access Sakurai Station on the Meitetsu-Nishio Line; 15 minute walk
Visitor Information Free; 24/7; Park
Time Required 10 minutes
Location Anjo, Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates 34° 54' 36.04" N, 137° 5' 28.93" E
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Admin
Added to Jcastle 2020
Contributor ART
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