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土佐坊昌俊邸址 Tosabo Masatoshi Residence

Updated: Jan 18, 2020

A minute’s walk south along the road in Yukinoshita that starts at the front entrance to Hokaiji-ji Temple you will find a stone historical marker that reads:

Masatoshi Tosabo attacked Yoshitsune at the Horikawa Hall at night, but he was killed.  According to Azumakagami, the story is as follows:  Yoritomo was delighted when Masatoshi Tosabo stated that he was willing to fight Yoshitsune.  Before leaving, Masatoshi told Yoritomo that he had an old mother and young children in the country of Shimotsuke (Gunma) and to watch over them in case something happened to him.  This is where the samurai house stood when he went to war with determination but also with the possibility of never coming home.

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


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