前田氏1600 - 1871
富山城Toyama Castle is classified as a flatland castle (its layout: Teikakushiki), and is located in Toyama Prefecture. During the pre-modern age, it found itself within the borders of Etchu Province. It is associated with the Sasa, Maeda clans. Dates in use: 1543 - 1871.
This castle was originally built by the Jinbo clan, approximately 50 years later, Maeda Toshii was awarded the area. Major rebuilding took place after a fire in 1609 but had since been damaged by earthquakes & fires. The current main tower dates from 1954.
This castle suffered destruction by fire a many times throughout its life.
|1543||Fortifications were built by Mizukoshi Katsushige.|
|1581||Sasa Narimasa was transferred here & improved upon the established defences.|
|1585||Sasa's lands were confiscated after defeat by Toyotomi Hideyoshi following the death of Oda Nobunaga. The castle was then abandoned.|
|1597||The castle was taken over & renovated by Maeda Torinaga.|
|1599||Toshinaga moved to Kanazawa Castle after his father, Toshiie, died.|
|1605||Torinaga returned here & the castle was once again renovated, this time as the place of Torinaga's retirement.|
|1609||A fire destroyed most buildings. Torinaga then moved to Takaoka Castle.|
|1640||The third generation of the lords of neighbouring Kaga province, Maeda Toshitsune, was transferred here.|
|1661||The castle was once again rebuilt, this time by Maeda Toshitsugu.|
|1871||The castle was abandoned.|
|1954||The main tower was rebuilt. It was modeled after Inuyama Castle.|
|Site||National Historic Site|