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Kamakura military commander Shigetada Hatakeyama

Last update date February 7, 2020

Shigetada Hatakeyama and Asahi Ward

When we cut the Shogunate open with military commander who played an active part in the Kamakura era, we made power, and Shigetada Hatakeyama was trusted very much by Yoritomo Minamoto.
In the times of the Taira clan height of prosperity, we were born in current Hatakeyama, Fukaya-shi, Saitama (former Kawamoto-machi) and set up mansion in Ranzan-machi. Shigetada is said to have played an active part in the Oshu conquest the fight with Taira clan with Yoshitsune Minamoto in one valley and Yashima.
However, it was wound up for struggle for power of the Shogunate and did for slaying death near Tsurugamine on the way to Kamakura. As local people remember the personality, and they just handed down more than 800 years, in Asahi Ward, historic spot related to Shigetada remains a lot.
In addition, in Yakuoji with six mounds, memorial service to remember Shigetada Hatakeyama by dedication of Prince Shigetada Japanese translation of Buddhist hymns of praise and Shigetada clause dance on June 22 is held every year.

Photograph of historic spot related to Shigetada Hatakeyama

Main historic spot where is related to Shigetada Hatakeyama in Asahi Ward
Name Explanation Photograph① Photograph②

Shigetada Hatakeyama
Public monument

We memorialized 750 years after the death of Shigetada Hatakeyama, and, in June, 1955, it was erected by volunteer of Tsurugamine and Hatakeyama, Fukaya-shi, Saitama (former Kawamoto-machi). Monument is built in good place of view of intersection where water supply way crosses Atsugi Highway.

Photograph 1 of Prince Shigetada Hatakeyama monument Photograph 2 of Prince Shigetada Hatakeyama monument
Tomb for the war dead Neck of Shigetada is said to be worshiped place. It is in slightly small high place of the ward office backside, and "tomb for the war dead" and written leveling pole are marks. It faced west, but seemed to be turning to the south before now.
Said, on the side, to wash neck, and to have cleansed; "wash neck; there was well", but is disappearing now. There is hole approximately 1 meter in diameter in riverbank and says that water sprang out.
Photograph 1 of tomb for the war dead Photograph 2 of tomb for the war dead
Palanquin mound As for "before of chrysanthemum", room (in wives of person with high social position) caught notification of battle among Shigetada Hatakeyama and we hurried and rushed.
However, we grieved to hear Shigetada death in battle in this ground and killed ourselves. It is said that every palanquin was buried in the place.
Big mound where the circumference was surrounded seemed to be in water purification plant before. We were moved to outside in 1955, and it was maintained in current figure afterwards in 1974.
Photograph 1 of palanquin mound Photograph 2 of palanquin mound

Six mounds

Including Shigetada Hatakeyama, there are six mounds said that we buried whole family 134 horse men. Ghost of Shigetada is enshrined in Yakuoji that is shrine, and memorial service is held every year on June 22 of anniversary of the death. Photograph of Yakuoji Photograph of six mounds

Main historic spot where is related to Shigetada Hatakeyama in Fukaya-shi, Saitama
Name Explanation Photograph① Photograph②
Shigetada Hatakeyama grave Six large five-ring towers left to Hatakeyama building trace are appointed as Saitama historic spot as "Shigetada Hatakeyama grave" in 1924.
Five-ring tower is made of tufa, and central five-ring tower measuring 1.8 meters in height is said to be grave of Shigetada Hatakeyama in rice cakes with characteristic of the Kamakura era. It is saved now in cover shop.

Grave of Shigetada

Grave 2 of Shigetada

Bronze statue of Prince Shigetada "By fight of one valleyHiyodorigoeOf (we get brown-eared bulbul)Falling headfirstMajestic figure of (Hill) and Shigetada who did, and carried favorite horse "crescent moon" on the back in no scene, and went down slope

Bronze statue 1

Bronze statue 2

Well of Prince Shigetada first bath Well of Shigetada first bath and introduced well

Well of first bath

Well 2 of first bath

Cooperation: Fukaya-shi Board of Education

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