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Yatsushiro castle

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  • Japanese: 八代城 (Yatsushiro jou)

Yatsushiro castle is a castle in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture. Throughout the Edo period, it was the seat of the Matsui family, karô to the Hosokawa clan of Kumamoto han.

The first Matsui family lord of Yatsushiro was Matsui (Nagaoka) Okinaga. In 1632, in following with the shogunate's wishes, Hosokawa Tadaoki, lord of Kumamoto, declared that following his death, Matsui would become castellan of Yatsushiro.

References

  • Ono Masako, Tomita Chinatsu, Kanna Keiko, Taguchi Megumi, "Shiryô shôkai Kishi Akimasa bunko Satsuyû kikô," Shiryôhenshûshitsu kiyô 31 (2006), 222.
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