Spots around Shiroishi Castle (North)

Spots around Shiroishi Castle (North)

Spots around Shiroishi Castle (North)

Spots around Shiroishi Castle (North)
Site of Date Masamune's War Camp
This is the site where Date Masamune set up his war base in order to attack Shiroishi Castle in 1600, just before the Battle of Sekigahara. At the time, Shiroishi Castle was occupied by a vassal of the Uesugi clan, who were on Toyotomi side, but Date Masamune captured the castle and brought the area back under the control of the Date clan.
View of Shiroishi Castle from the ruins of the old war base of Masamune
View of Shiroishi Castle from the ruins of the old war base of Masamune
There is an explanatory board of the war base near the grave of Sera Shuzo, a Choshu clan fighter who was assassinated by Sendai clan fighters during the Boshin War. The view from the war camp, which was established on a terrace on the north bank of the Shiroishi River, is excellent, and you can view the Shiroishi Castle from that spot. You can gaze at the castle just like Date Masamune did when he was about to attack the castle.
Bukeyashiki Samurai Residence (Miyagi Prefecture Designated Cultural Property)
The Bukeyashiki Samurai Residence is a valuable relic built about 300 years ago. Nationwide, it is extremely rare to find an example of a common samurai residence built in the 18th century that still remains. In 1991, the main house, the gate, and walls were donated to Shiroishi City, and the house was completely restored. The earthen floor and the raised timber floor rooms in the main house give a glimpse into the life of the samurai.

Sawabata River, which used to protect the castle from invasion, flows in front of the house. You can enjoy the scenery as if you have slipped back in time to the castle town of the Edo period. It is a 15-minute walk from Shiroishi Castle, and the road to the Samurai Residence is very beautiful.
Sendai Castle
Sendai Castle is located about 40km northeast of Shiroishi Castle. Sendai Castle was built by Date Masamune, who moved from Iwadeyama to Sendai after the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600. The castle was a mountain castle that cleverly utilized the cliffs of the hills of Aobayama mountain, and did not have a main castle tower. The Katakura family's residence was located by the Otemae Bridge, a strategically important position in the castle (west side of the current Sendai International Center).

The "Onarigoten" in the main area of Shiroishi Castle was used as a special lodging place for the Date family. The Sendai Domain was allowed to have two castles, Sendai Castle and Shiroishi Castle, even after the Tokugawa Shogunate restricted every domain to having only one castle.
*Sendai Castle is far from Shiroishi Castle, but there is a panel in the castle explaining the direction of the castle, and the information is included online as well.
Reference 
・読売新聞東北総局, 1995, "白石城物語"
・ Agatsuma et al, 1995, ”よみがえる白石城”

*Sendai Castle is located far from Shiroishi Castle, but there is a panel in the castle explaining the direction of the castle, so the information is included in the web article.

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