- once the castle of Satake clan
|In 1602, Yoshinobu Satake, Lord of Hitachi, was relegated to Akita by the Tokugawa shogun family. The Senshu Park, located in the city center now, used to be a castle of Lord Satake family for 270 years. A remaining moat and many curving stone steps in this park shows the trace of the castle having a military function.
<-The castle, built by Lord Yoshinobu Satake, was named Kubota-jo. Because
of hesitation toward the shogunate or financial difficulty, this castle
did not have a tower. The Osumi-yagura, rebuilt in celebration of 100th
anniversary of municipalization, had been used as a guard house and a weapon