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Tenjinyama Castle

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This article is about castle ruins that are a little bit different from what we usually explore.

Tenjinyama Castle (天神山城) is located in Nagatoro, Saitama Prefecture, on top of a hill at the eastern bank of the Arakawa River.

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The map is based on Google Earth; the location of enclosure may not be absolutely accurate.

The castle was constructed around 1540 by Fujita Shigetoshi (藤田 康邦, 1513-1555), a vassal of the Yamanoue branch of the Uesugi. After the Hōjō clan defeated the Uesugi in the famous "Night Battle of Kawagoe" in 1546, the Fujita clan served the Hōjō. Hōjō Ujikuni took over the castle, but soon moved his base to Hachigata Castle. It is said that Shigetoshi was poisoned by Ujikuni.

The mountain trail to the castle was supposed to start at the foot of the hill somewhere around...

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