Oumi Kadone Castle

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History

Kadonejō was built by Hori Jirōzaemon in 1472 at the time the Hori Clan was attacked by Imai Hidetô. In the Asai Sandaiki it is related that Hori Yorisada defended Kadonejō with the Higuchi Clan of nearby Higuchijō in 1518. Hori Yorisada’s son was Hori Motozumi, and his son was Hori Hidemura. There is a theory that the castle was used as a barrier or checkpoint along an important road.


Visit Notes

The site of Kadonejō is now that of a shrine to Hachiman atop of a hill. There is also a berm on the opposite hill immediately south and this may also be part of the castle but no one is sure. I visited the shrine. It seems the embankments on the hill there were piled for clearing space for the shrine, and the same can be said of terracing of the hill side, and so I cannot positively identify any castle ruins here. The exact structure of Kadonejō remains unclear.


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Castle Profile
English Name Oumi Kadone Castle
Japanese Name 門根城
Founder Hori Jirōzaemon
Year Founded 1472
Castle Type Hilltop
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Dorui
Features
Visitor Information
Access Nearest station is Maibara Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line
Visitor Information 24/7 free; shrine
Time Required 20 minutes
Location Maibara, Shiga Prefecture
Coordinates 35° 19' 16.46" N, 136° 19' 26.98" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor ART
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