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勝長寿院旧蹟 Katsuchōjū-in Historical Site

Updated: Jan 18, 2020

South of Highway 204 in Yukinoshita, over the Omido Bridge and further south down the first road into the neighborhood you will find a cluster of stone memorials, including one Sekihi, or stele, that reads:

Katsuchōjū-in was a temple built by Yoritomo in 1185 to remember his father,  Yoshitomo. Another name for the temple is Minamimido or Omido. This is where nearby Omido Valley gets its name.  It is said that Yoritomo's child, Sanetomo, and his wife, Masako, were buried here, but their tombs are currently in Jufukuji Temple in Ogigayatsu. 

Erected in March of 1917 by the Kamakura Seinendan Young Adult Association.


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