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上杉朝宗及氏憲邸址 Uesugi Asamune Residence

Updated: Jan 23, 2020

Across from Sugimotodera Temple in Jomyoji neighborhood, turn south over the bridge and continue 200 meters along the Dengakuzushino Michi and you will find a stone historical marker that reads:

Uesugi Asamune served Ashikaga Ujimitsu, but after leaving to become a priest, he became known as Zensuke.  At that time, Ashikaga Ujimitsu was Kamakura’s second Kantō kubō, or Shōgun deputy.  

Uesugi Ujinori, also known as Uesugi Zenshū, was the chief advisor to Ashikaga Mochiuji, grandson of Ujimitsu (and Kamakura’s fourth Kantō kubō), but Zenshū organized a rebellion in 1416.  The rebellion ultimately failed and in January of 1417, Zenshū and his supporters fled to Tsurugaoka Hachimangū and committed suicide.

This site is where Uesugi Asamune’s House once stood.

Erected in March of 1935 by the Kamakura Seinendan Young Adult Association.


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