富田氏1595 - 1871
藤堂氏1608 - 1871
津城Tsu Castle is classified as a flatland castle (its layout: Rinkakushiki), and is located in Mie Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Ise Province. It is associated with the Tomita, Tōdō clans. Dates in use: 1571 - 1871.
When the three-story turret was rebuilt in 1958, certain features were introduced to make it more visually appealing. Instead of the very vanilla-looking turrets seen in photos from the dawn of the Meji period, the rebuilt turret sports six additional gables, four on the lowest layer & two on the middle layer. Finally, it is topped off by a pair of fire-fighting Shachi.
Remaining today, there are reasonable sections on stonework & about three-quarters of the inner moat.There is also a relocated gate. The striking, red gate is of the top-heavy, Yakui style.
|1558||Fortifications were built by Hosono Fujiatsu.|
|1568||Oda Nobunaga took control of the castle.|
|1573||Oda Nobukane was transferred here.|
|1577||A five-story main tower, complete with lessor tower, was built.|
|1594||The Tomita clan were transferred here.|
|1600||The castle was laid siege to by anti-Tokugawa forces at the same time as the Battle of Sekigahara. The main tower was burnt to the ground & was rebuilt in the years that followed.|
|1608||The Tōdō clan were transferred here, a major renovation was then carried out.|
|1662||The main tower burnt to the ground. It's believed the Shogunate didn't allow the Tenshu to be rebuilt.|
|1871||The castle was decommissioned.|
|1958||The corner turret was rebuilt.|
|Site||Prefectural Historic Site|