Images: Daniel O'Grady
鍋島氏1609 - 1871
鹿島陣屋Kashima Castle is classified as a flatland castle, and is located in Saga Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Hizen Province. It is associated with the Nabeshima clan. Dates in use: 1609 - 1874.
Located on the grounds is a shrine & substantial sections of moat & stonework remain there including sections of the old castle town. This part of Kashima Castle retains somewhat of an atmosphere. The same cannot be said for other areas of this castle. Both remaining gates are surrounded by modern buildings and housing.
|1584||The Nabeshima clan gained control of the area after the death of Ryuzoji Takanobu.|
|1601||Nabeshima Tadashige built Kashima Castle. Completed in 1609.|
|1807||The original castle was abandoned due to flooding problems & a new one built by the ninth generation Lord, Nabeshima Naonori.|
|1808||The Akamon was completed.|
|1874||Most structures of the castle were destroyed during the Saga rebellion.|
|Ōte Gate||Prefectural Historic Asset|
|Aka Gate||Prefectural Historic Asset|