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Places connected to Kamakura-dono - Extra edition

鎌倉殿とゆかりの地―番外編

Although their names are not included in the 13-member council, there are many people who contributed to the subjugation of the Heike clan and the establishment of the Kamakura Shogunate. This time, as an extra edition, we will focus on people other than the 13 people and introduce places in Kanagawa Prefecture that are associated with them.

The first person is Doisanehira.
When Yoritomo raised an army to defeat the Taira clan and was defeated at the Battle of Ishibashiyama, Sanpei Doi came to his aid. Due to his loyalty, he gained the trust of Minamoto no Yoritomo, and during the subjugation of the Heike clan, he was appointed as the magistrate of the Kamakura army and the guardian of Kibi Mikuni, Nagato, and Suo. It is said that he died in November 1191 (there are various theories), but if he were alive, he may have participated as one of the 13 elders.

Spot 1 Joganji Temple


It is located about 500 meters after getting off at Yugawara Station, up the mountain on the north side of Yugawara Station. The name originates from the fact that Sanpei Doi built a Buddhist temple in hopes of long-term prosperity for his family. The current sect is the Soto sect (converted several times in the past), but there is a statue of Sanpei Doi and Tohira, and after the defeat of Ishibashiyama, only seven horsemen sailed from the coast of Manazuru in Toi territory to Awa (seven horsemen). There is a deep relationship with the Toi clan, such as Shichiki-do, where statues of the Seven Horsemen are carved and enshrined to commemorate the achievements of Sanpei Doi, who supported the great achievements that led to the establishment of the samurai government in 1997, and the graves of the Toi clan. Let me ask you.

Shichikido

900-year-old juniper tree (natural monument designated by the Ministry of Education)

Joganji Temple 📍252 Shirobori, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 259-0305

Spot 2 Gosho Shrine


Gosho Shrine
It is located about 1 km southwest of Yugawara Station. It was founded during the era of Emperor Tenji (626-672) and was revered by the local people, including the Toi clan. It is said that in 1060, Sanetsugu Arai, who accompanied Minamoto Yoshiie on his European conquest under the protection of Gosho Shrine, achieved great military success, and this shrine has connections to the Genji clan. It is said that when Minamoto no Yoritomo raised an army in 1180, Sanpei Doi put his samurai sword there and performed a goma ceremony here to pray for victory.

Sacred tree

Gosho Shrine 📍359-1 Miyashita, Yugawara-cho, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 259-0304

The second person is Shigetada Hatakeyama.
He was said to be a ``model of Bando warriors'' due to his high level of education, bravery, and personality. When Minamoto no Yoritomo raised an army, he fought against Yoritomo's army as a member of the Taira family. Afterwards, he served as a vassal and became a member of Minamoto no Yoritomo's side, and made great achievements in subjugating the Heike clan and conquering Europe. Combined with his honest and honest personality, he became a person respected by everyone as the ``model of the Bando warriors.'' However, even Shigetada Hatakeyama was inevitably drawn into the political strife in Kamakura, and in the end, he was accused of rebellion and was killed by Yoshitoki Hojo in what is now Asahi Ward, Yokohama City.

Spot 1 Tsurugamine/Futamatagawa Battlefield

Shigeyasu, the son of Shigetada Hatakeyama, had a quarrel with Tomomasa Hiraga, the son-in-law of Maki, who was Tokimasa Hojo's second wife, at a bar, and Maki held a grudge against him. He asked Tokimasa Hojo to defeat Shigetada Hatakeyama, and Masako Hojo and Yoshitoki objected, saying, ``There is no way Shigetada Hatakeyama would rebel.'' However, in the end, the third Shogun Minamoto no Sanetomo gave the order to subjugate Shigetada Hatakeyama. Masu. Around that time, Shigetada Hatakeyama was on his way to Kamakura from his castle, Sugaya, Musashi Province, when he received a message saying, ``There was something unusual in Kamakura, so I had to leave immediately.'' Then, Hatakeyama Shigetada's army engaged in a battle with the punitive army (General Yoshitoki Hojo) who had left Kamakura at Tsurugamine and Futamatagawa (present-day Asahi Ward, Yokohama City). Shigetada Hatakeyama's army, consisting of just over 100 horsemen, fought bravely against tens of thousands of Kamakura troops, but it is said that they were not defeated and in the end, the entire family committed suicide.
Shigetada Hatakeyama, the model of the Bando samurai, was thus defeated, but this caused dissatisfaction among many Bando samurai, and was one of the major reasons why Tokimasa Hojo and Maki were later expelled from Kamakura.


Upside down arrow bamboo

Tsurugamine/Futamatagawa Battlefield Ruins 📍 1-1 Tsurugamine Honmachi, Asahi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture 241-0021

Several times, we introduced spots in Kanagawa Prefecture that are related to "Kamakura-dono."
Kanagawa Prefecture is home to many historical places, including the center of politics during the Kamakura period and a symbol of civilization and enlightenment since the Meiji period.
Why not visit historical sites and historic sites and experience the various charms of Kanagawa?

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

Also check past articles
Touring the places associated with Kamakura-dono
Place related to Yoshitoki Hojo
Visiting places related to Tokimasa Hojo and Kagetoki Kajiwara
Places associated with Kamakura-dono: Visiting places related to Miura Yoshizumi and Wada Yoshimori
Places associated with Kamakura-dono: Visiting places related to Oe Hiromoto and Adachi Morinaga

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