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Places associated with Kamakura-dono: Visiting places related to Oe Hiromoto and Adachi Morinaga

鎌倉殿とゆかりの地―大江広元と安達盛長のゆかりの地をめぐる

The NHK taiga drama ``The 13 People of Kamakura-dono'' is approaching its second half, and from here on, a fierce power struggle with many intrigues begins. In that power struggle, Hojo Yoshitoki seems to be consolidating power.
I can't take my eyes off the future development to see how it will be portrayed.
This time, we will introduce the places that are associated with the Oe clan (Hiromoto Oe) and the Adachi clan (Morinaga Adachi), out of the 13 people.

〈Place related to Hiromoto Oe〉
Oe Hiromoto was originally a lower-ranking aristocrat in Kyoto, but his older brother Nakahara, who was also one of the 13 shukuro,
Thanks to a good friend, I moved to Kamakura. He was appointed as Betto (Chief) of the Government Office, which was in charge of administration, and is said to have made great achievements in negotiations with the Imperial Court and in building the political organization. Among these, his achievements in ``establishing Shugo and Jito throughout the country'' and ``advocating prompt dispatch of troops to Kyoto and quelling the rebellion during the Jokyu Rebellion, even though many were of the opinion of waiting and watching'' were outstanding. It seems that. From this point of view, it can be seen that Hiromoto Oe was a person with great foresight and an excellent ability to read the current trends.

Spot 1 Oe Hiromoto’s grave


Approximately 200 meters east of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, there are the graves of Minamoto no Yoritomo and Yoshitoki Hojo's grave (remains of Hokke-do Hall) nearby, and Oe Hiro is located at the top of the steep stairs at the back of Yoshitoki's grave. There is an original grave. It is said that Oe Hiromoto died in 1225 at the age of 78, but at a time when many influential retainers were dying out, he lived out his natural life and was buried near the Kamakura-dono Hall and the grave of the second regent. From the fact that it is located here, you can see the power that Hiromoto Oe had at the time.
Tomb of Oe Hiromoto 📍2-7-9 Nishimikado, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Spot 2 Oe Inari Shrine


Oe Inari Shrine is located about 2.5 kilometers east of Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine on the Kanazawa Highway. It is said that the name Oe Inari came to be because Oe Hiromoto himself was also enshrined at the Inari that was enshrined in the nearby residence of Oe Hiromoto, but the exact origin of the name is unknown. The object of worship is a statue of Hiromoto Oe, which is usually kept at Myo-in Temple, which is located in the same 12 locations.
Oe Inari Shrine 📍114 Junisho, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Hiromoto Oe seems to have been a man who was not only knowledgeable and know-how, but also good at reading trends. With his knowledge and insight, he saved the Kamakura Shogunate many times and survived the early days of the Kamakura Shogunate, which was full of intrigue.

〈Place associated with Adachi Morinaga〉
Adachi Morinaga served as a close aide to Minamoto no Yoritomo since his exile days. Although he remained an unofficial official throughout his life, Morinaga Adachi is probably the only one to be considered a ``loyal retainer of Tomoichi Minamoto no Yori.''
It is also said that Adachi Morinaga supported Minamoto no Yoritomo both in public and private life, and was the one who brokered a relationship with Masako Hojo. Even after moving to Kamakura, Minamoto no Yoritomo is said to have frequently visited Adachi Morinaga's residence on personal business, and was a man who supported Minamoto no Yoritomo, sometimes as a vassal, sometimes as a friend, and who earned unparalleled trust. You can see that.

Spot 3 Amanawa Shinmei Shrine

It is located about 2 kilometers from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and close to Hasedera Temple. It is said to be the oldest shrine in Kamakura, and is said to have been highly respected by the Genji clan. There is also a monument to Morinaga Adachi's residence in the grounds.
It is also believed that there was a mansion there.
Amanawa Shinmei Shrine 📍1-12-1 Hasaya, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture

Spot 4 Kongoji Temple (Atsugi City)


It is located near the entrance to Iiyama Onsen Village in Atsugi City, central Kanagawa Prefecture. It has a very long history, and is said to have been founded by Kobo Daishi Kukai around 810. (Later, he converted to the Soto sect.) There is a tower here that is said to be the grave of Adachi Morinaga.
Kongoji Temple 📍5456 Iiyama, Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture

When Minamoto no Yoritomo passed away in the NHK taiga drama ``The 13 People of Kamakura-dono,'' there was a line that said, ``Except for his own family, there are very few people who are saddened by his death.'' I'm not sure if this is true or not, but I think Morinaga Adachi will definitely be included in the "very few" list. Adachi Morinaga did not serve Minamoto no Yoritomo out of a vested interest in favor and service, but perhaps he respected him as a person and was by his side as a friend.

Look forward to next time.

*Please note that there are various theories regarding the contents of the column.

Also check past articles
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