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十一人塚 Eleven Men Mound

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

Located just north of the Inamuragasaki Station on the road to Gokurakuji, you will see a gravesite with a stone historical marker that reads:

On May 19, 1333, the Nitta Yoshisada Army and their warlord, Muneuji Odate, were preparing to attack Kamakura from the Gokurakuji side.  Honma Yamashirozaemon, a warlord on the Kamakura side, cut short their plans. As a result, Muneuji Odate and his eleven warriors were killed in the battle.  The bodies were buried here, and a statue of Kannon was built to protect their souls. Therefore, it is said to be called the Jūichinin Zuka (Eleven Men Mound).

Erected in March of 1931 by the Kamakura Seinendan Young Adult Association.


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