染屋太郎大夫時忠邸址Tokitada Someya Mansion

Updated: Jan 18


Located about 20 meters southeast of the intersection where Yuigahama Dōri crosses the road to the Kamakura Museum of Literature, there is a stone historical marker that reads:


Tokitada Someya is the fourth generation descendant of Kamatari Fujiwara, and his father is Ryōben, a monk at Todaiji Temple in Nara.  During the periods of Emperor Bunmu (697-707) and Emperor Seimbu (724-728), he lived in Kamakura and was the commander of the Kanto territory.  He also stabilized the Tohoku region. He was also said to be 由比長者 (Yui chōja or Chief), but the details are unknown. It is said that there is a trace of his mansion at a place named Chōja Kūbō to the south of this area.  It is also reported that Tokitada built the Kanawa-in Temple of the Amano Shrine.


Erected in March of 1939 by the Kamakura Seinendan Young Adult Association.

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