Ansho Castle 安祥城
|Admin's Rating||★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Historical Site||Local Historic Site|
|Location||Anjo, Aichi Pref.|
|Access||Minami Anjo Sta. (Meitetsu Nishio Line); 10 min walk|
|Website||Anjo City History Museum|
|Visited||October 15, 2009|
|History||The castle was founded by Wada Chikahira in 1440. The Matsudaira defeated them in 1471 and moved into the castle. This became the family home of the Matsudaira until Matsudaira Kiyoyasu (Ieyasu's grandfather) moved to Okazaki. After the Matsudaira vacated, the area surrounding the castle was the site of several heated battles between the Matsudaira, Imakawa and Oda. The castle was abandoned in 1562. Ansho Castle was surrounded by moats and earthen embankments, but never had a tenshu.|
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Anjo, Aichi Pref.