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佐竹氏1602 - 1871
久保田城Kubota Castle is classified as a hilltop castle, and is located in Akita Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Dewa Province. It is associated with the Satake clan. Dates in use: 1604 - 1880.
It's not often you come across a castle that is famous for not having something but that is exactly what we have here. It was built without a main tower or stone walls. The Satake clan's lands were hardly defenceless though. Elsewhere within the region were two other castles & five fortified residences.
|1604||The castle was constructed by Satake Yoshinobu.|
|1635||The castle underwent restoration.|
|1781||The castle underwent restoration.|
|1880||All buildings in the main enclosure were burnt down.|
|1989||The Sumi Turret was reconstructed.|
|2001||The Omote Gate was restored.|
|Site||City designated Historic Site|