Tottori Castle

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Tottori Castle was the central castle of the Tottori han (fief) in feudal Japan.wikipedia
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Tottori (city)

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Tottori Castle was the central castle of the Tottori han (fief) in feudal Japan.
Its centre is the now ruined Tottori Castle, once the property of the Ikeda clan daimyō who ruled the Tottori Domain during the Edo period.

Nasu no Yoichi

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In the late 12th century, following the Genpei War, the new shōgun Minamoto no Yoritomo granted the Tottori han to Nasu no Yoichi, the hero of the battle of Yashima.
After the Genpei War, he was made daimyō of Tottori Castle, but he lost this position to Kajiwara Kagetoki after being defeated in a hunting competition.

Siege of Tottori

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Tottori is perhaps best known for its siege in 1581 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, which lasted 200 days.
In late 1580, as part of his campaign to extend Nobunaga's domain to the west Hashiba Hideyoshi moved north from his new base in Harima and by 1581 entered Inaba province on the Sea of Japan wherein his forces encountered Tottori.

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Tottori Castle was the central castle of the Tottori han (fief) in feudal Japan.

Han system

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Tottori Castle was the central castle of the Tottori han (fief) in feudal Japan.

Genpei War

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In the late 12th century, following the Genpei War, the new shōgun Minamoto no Yoritomo granted the Tottori han to Nasu no Yoichi, the hero of the battle of Yashima.

Shōgun

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In the late 12th century, following the Genpei War, the new shōgun Minamoto no Yoritomo granted the Tottori han to Nasu no Yoichi, the hero of the battle of Yashima.

Minamoto no Yoritomo

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In the late 12th century, following the Genpei War, the new shōgun Minamoto no Yoritomo granted the Tottori han to Nasu no Yoichi, the hero of the battle of Yashima.

Battle of Yashima

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In the late 12th century, following the Genpei War, the new shōgun Minamoto no Yoritomo granted the Tottori han to Nasu no Yoichi, the hero of the battle of Yashima.

Kajiwara Kagetoki

He lost it soon afterwards to Kajiwara Kagetoki, a spy for Yoritomo, in a hunting competition.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi

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Tottori is perhaps best known for its siege in 1581 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, which lasted 200 days.

Refeeding syndrome

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When they surrendered, Hideyoshi provided food for the garrison, but many survivors ate too quickly and died from overeating.

Ishida Mitsunari

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When Hideyoshi engaged in a campaign in the Chūgoku region, Mitsunari assisted his lord in attacks against castles like the Tottori Castle and Takamatsu Castle (in present-day Okayama).

Tottori Prefecture

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The Tokugawa shogunate installed the Ikeda clan at Tottori Castle.

Sendai River

The Ikeda clan, rulers of Tottori Castle throughout the Edo period, recorded significant work on the Fukuro River directly north of the canal, but left no written record of work on the Yamashirogawa.

Jinpūkaku

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Jinpūkaku was built in close proximity to the ruins of Tottori Castle, which was long controlled by the Ikeda clan, and Kōzen-ji, the temple of the Ikeda family.

Kannon-in

A statue of the Kannon Bodhisattva, reputably carved from rock from the mountain of Tottori Castle by the Gyōki (668 – 749), a Buddhist priest of the Nara period, was bestowed on the temple.

Tottori Domain

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The center of the domain was Tottori Castle.

Japan's Top 100 Castles

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Hino District, Tottori

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Various clans took control of the district in the Sengoku period (1467 – 1573), but the area was ultimately unified under the Ikeda clan, who ruled from Tottori Castle in present-day Tottori City.

Yonago, Tottori

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In the Edo period, the castle was kept by a castellan who served the Ikeda clan of nearby Tottori Castle.