pix: Daniel O'Grady
片桐氏1601 - 1871
大和小泉城Yamato Koizumi Castle is classified as a flatland castle, and is located in Nara Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Yamato Province. It is associated with the Koizumi, Katagiri clans. Dates in use: 1623 - 1873.
This castle had always been quite a small castle & in fact, had the appearance more of a fortified temple than that of a castle. It's probably unsurprising then that very little remains. The sole remaining gate has been relocated a short distance south and has become the entrance to the Koizumi shine.
On the east bank of the Naginata pond stands what looks like a castle turret. A closer look shows that it is a house with residents and all.
|13??||It is unsure exactly when but castle was built between 1332 - 1391 as a castle for the Koizumi clan.|
|1623||The Katagiri clan modernized what remained into a fortified residence.|
|1673||The inner moat was completed along with further enhancements to the fortifications.|
|1873||The castle was abandoned then demolished as was decreed.|