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大江広元邸址 Ōe Hiromoto Residence

Updated: Jan 23, 2020

Near the Akashi Bridge in the Juniso neighborhood along Highway 204, there is a stone historical marker that reads:

Ōe was a family of scholars for generations.  Oē Masafusa is said to have taught military law to Minamoto no Yoriie, and Oē Hiromoto was the distant nephew of Masafusa.  Hiromoto was always at the center of politics since he was invited by Minamoto no Yoritomo to come to Kamakura, and it is said that Yoritomo’s achievements in creating the Shogunate were largely due to Hiromoto.  He was given a territory in Mori in Kanagawa, and later gave himself the Mori name. Ironically, however, the descendants of the creator of the Kamakura Shogunate also played an active part in the Emperor's resurrection movement 700 years later, during the Meiji Restoration.  This is what remains of the house of the Mori family.

Erected in March of 1925 by the Kamakura Seinendan Young Adult Association.


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