Mitsuishi Castle [1/2] The castle of Urakami, the Sengoku daimyo of Bizen with a major masugata of Ishigaki
Mitsuishi Castle was built near the border between Harima and Bizen in the eastern part of Okayama, and Urakami was Lord for generations as the guardian of Mr. Akamatsu, who was a patron of Bizen in the Muromachi period. After that, Mr. Urakami Lord Akamatsu became the warring feudal lord of the Betrayal independence and Bizen. However, the power fight was not constant in the Urakami house, and power dispersed in the Harima Murozu Castle and Bizen Tenjin Yamashiro . It seems that the three stone castle which was an early castle became a deserted castle before long. In the castle is a major gate mark that forms a huge masugata tiger mouth with a stone wall.
Basic Data >
Name: Mitsuishi Castle (Wikipedia)
● Location: Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture ( map )
-Lord: Mr. Urakami
● Castle: Muromachi early (1300 ‘s)
-Remains: stone wall, earth base, cut shore, Horikiri, Melody, Masugata Toraguchi
The mountain in the back of the residential area is the three stone ruins. There is a big information board on the road through the residential area.
A huge guide board is installed. There is also a bookmark under the stone steps, and a free bookmark is placed in the eaves of the house opposite. The castle ruins are loved by the locals. That’s great.
Castle Mitsuishi Guide Map. Pretty huge. There seems to be a two-route climbing path from the south and from the north towards the castle, right in the north. This time, it is a climbing castle from the south.
It goes up the road made of concrete for a while.
The concrete stone steps still continue even if it becomes a position higher than the roof of the house which was below. Was it the approach of the shrine which was originally built in the castle ruins?
The paved road of concrete ends, and the climbing mountain starts finally. The signboard of the Sanseki Castle Mountain Gate which is near the pavement ends.
However, the mountain where there is three stone castle says either and it is rocky. The road which was made by shaving such a bedrock continues. The other side is a cliff of bare rock, so be careful not to take off when it is slippery after rain.
Climb for a while to the first level of drilling.
The monument of the three stone ruins and the signboard of the second watch place.
To the tip of the flat level. It is a tip of the good to the seeing place certainly when doing from the place where it climbed along the rock.
Castle old handwritten three-stone guide board. From now 650 years ago, the castle was built in the early Muromachi period, and after that, the Urakami was Lord, and it was killed in Tennoji to the age of the village sect, and it became an abandoned fortress. Although the haiku is written on the back side of this guide board, it is hard to see the backside because it is built at the end of the melody ring.
View from the second viewing place. Is it a little high enough?
Then, it resumes the climbing castle. To the first viewing place, the major gate, the Honmaru direction.
After the second viewing place, we proceeded to the easy-to-walk Ridge Road, which was cut flat.
However, it becomes a narrow climbing road made by shaving the cliff at once again. The chain has been built to keep it from falling.
A narrow rocky road that only one soldier can pass through. It was targeted by a bow and arrow before, and the stone was dropped from above, and here is considerable harm.
Proceed to sew between the boulders.
The rock goes up the bare slope this time when crossing the rock zone. A considerable steep slope
It went out to the plain place a little when climbing. It’s perfect for a break.
View from the Flat field.
To the back further. The road divides into the hand. The road becomes a dead end in the well, and it turns back if it goes to the upper right and it goes out to the Senuki well. ‘D swing on the way back here. Honmaru direction If you advance to the lower left.
I went to the Ridge Road. Turning to the right, Honmaru direction. Turning to the left is the first sight-seeing place. To the left.
The road which made the tree open for a while is advanced.
To the tip of the ridge before long. The trees are cut down and the view seems to be good. This is the first place.
View from the first viewing place. The second is a view of the mountain on the opposite side and the mountains over there.
Go to Honmaru. Honmaru’s the top of the mountain in front? It is said that a major mark remains in the side.
To the mountains. The signboard of the big Gate →.
When I climbed for a while, I saw a wall of stone walls across the trees!
A giant stone wall that appears suddenly in the mountains. At that time, it was not such a forest, but the trees were cut down, and the huge castle gate, built on a slope, was just a fortress! In the mid-1500 ‘s, it was not a splendid one, and it might have been a shape that the medicine Gate Gate was installed in the center on the stone wall of the left and right tower gate.
A major disciple The stone wall on the left side is shaped like a front, and the fence is built and it is made to think whether the Gate Sentinel of the lookout was lined up in the interior.
To the inside of the gate. Look outside the gate from the inside. When the leaves are clean, the stone wall of the third-four stage seems to come out already.
In the back of the projecting stone wall on the left, there is a huge high stone wall blocking the slope greatly. Is there more than ten steps? Mr. Urakami who was able to assemble this much stone wall might have enormous power and a certain technical power. Or someone with this kind of weaving technology after Mr. Urakami reused?
High stone wall in the left back of the major gate. Even if it tries to enter from the side other than the gate, this disturbs and cannot enter at all.
From the top of the stone wall, overlooking the major gate. Crossing the major gate, the road is bent to the right.
Wall of stone walls built in the ground base and its interior.
The outside of the ground base is hardened by the stone wall, but the inside is soil-based.
A panoramic view of the large gate. The back is ground base, and the front is a fence on the stone wall, and it can be said that the Masugata Tiger mouth after the so-called “during killing” atmosphere to think that the space had been built.
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Date of Visit: May, 2015
Photographic equipment: FUJIFILM X-M1 + XF14mm
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