溝口氏1600 - 1871
新発田城Shibata Castle is classified as a flatland castle, and is located in Niigata Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Echigo Province. It is associated with the Mizoguchi clan. Dates in use: 1598 - 1873.
This castle has managed to retain two of its Edo period buildings, the Omote Gate & a corner turret from the secondary enclosure. Recent times has seen the rebuilding of a three-story turret & the Tatsumi Turret. These buildings are complemented by the remaining large section of moat.
|1587||The older Shibata castle, dating from the Muromachi period, was destroyed and its lords, the Shibata clan perished.|
|1598||The Mizoguchi clan were stationed here & built a new flatland castle. The Mizoguchi clan would remain here until the closing of the feudal period.|
|1647||The Tatsumi Turret was completed|
|1668||Several buildings & gates were destroyed by fire.|
|1679||The three-story Turret was reconstructed.|
|1712||Additional reconstructed buildings were completed.|
|1732||The Ote Gate was reconstructed.|
|1871||The castle was abandoned by its samurai lords however the castle continued to be used by imperial forces for some time thereafter.|
|2004||The three-story Turret & the Tatsumi Turret were completed.|
|Omote Gate||Important Cultural Property|
|Ninomaru Sumi Turret||Important Cultural Property|