若宮大路幕府旧蹟Wakamiya Ōji Bakufu (Shogunate) Historic Site

Updated: Jan 18


This historical marker is located off the beaten path in the 1 Chome Yukinoshita neighborhood.  If you go behind the Kiyokawa Hospital and follow the foot paths north you will encounter it.  The Sekihi, or stele, reads:


Originally the Kamakura Bakufu, the seat of the Shogunate, was in Ōkura.  However, when Masako (Shōgun Yoritomo‘s wife) died in 1225, Fujiwara Yoritsune moved the Bakufu to Utsunomiyatsuji.  Then again in 1236, it was relocated to this place. For 98 years after that, Yoritsune and six of his descendants ruled from here.  In 1333, Nitta Yoshisada (a general sent by the Emperor to destroy Kamakura) attacked and put an end to the Kamakura Bakufu.


Erected in February, 1918, by Kamakura Seinendan Young Adult Association.

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