Hunai castle was started to build by
Hukuhara Naotaka who came in1597(Keityou2).
The repair of the castle tower was done by
Takenaka Sigetoshi which it was Edo era, and became Hunai feudal lord and was
A military commander of Oita is Otomo, but
he has nothing to do because it is far from Oita in1593.
Please be careful.
(Otomofs house is Otomo House.)
Hunai castle was very big, because
originally Hukuhara Naotaka where he had began to build it entered in 120,000
Afterwards, he went to Usuki, and Hayakawa
Nagatoshi of the chief administrator became the lord of a castle instead.
Takenaka Shigetoshi came in the Edo era and
almost finished the castle.
Afeudal lord such as Takenaka Shigetoshi
and HinenoYoshiaki served the lord of a castle from generation to generation.
When Matudaira came in the teens after
1658,(Meireki4) the castle continued until the Meiji Restoration.
However, some buildings were completely
damaged by a big earthquake in 1707(Houei4).
And it was destroyed by fire in many
buildings in 1743(Kyouhou3), and the castle tower was lost, too.
Furthermore, after the Meiji Restoration,
the outworks of a castle and outermost outworks were destroyed, and only a main
enclose was left.
A terrible air raid in 1945(Syouwa20) in
Oita, and remaining most were broken.
The castle tower was not restored, but Ote
Gate and oar, Rouka-Bashi were restored now.
You can in this way feel a then atmosphere.
In addition, Oita prefecturefs office was
put from 1872(Meiji5) through 1962(Syowa37) in the castle.
After it moved, Oita Cultural Center was built (Closed