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Kageishi Castle

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Kageishi Castle (景石城 Kageishi-jō) was located in former Inaba Province near the post station of Mochigase-shuku (用瀬宿) along Inaba Kaidō (因幡街道) at the confluence of Sendai River and Sajigawa River. Inaba Kaidō connected the province of Harima (modern-day Okayama Prefecture) with Tottori.

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The Taiheiki (太平記, "Chronicle of Great Peace") written in the 14th century mentioned that the castle was held by Yamana Tokiuji (山名時氏, d.1372). Tokiuji was a retainer of Ashikaga Takauji and shugo (military governor) over several territories including Inaba Province. Due to internal conflicts within the Ashikaga clan, Tokiuji changed sides and supported Emperor Go-Daigo in his struggle against the Ashikaga by attacking Kyōto, the seat...
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