The Momorial for Samurai of Satomi Clans in Satomi Park
On the north of the rose garden in Satomi Park
, there are three stone tablets on the stone wall apparently the castle
in Sengaku Period
. They are the memorial for Hirotsugu Satomi and Samurai Worriers
belonging to Satomi Clan
. Satomi Park is a municipal park built on the remains of Konodaijo Castle
built in Sengoku Period. About 500 years ago, the battles between Satomi
Clan in Awa
and Hojo Clan
in Sagami Province
happened in this area called Konodai. Finally, the Hojo won and the Satomi
lost, and there are many legends has existed in the area along Edogawa
River such as in Edogawa-ku
and Hime Miya Shrine in Junsaiike Park and Awa Jinja Shrine near Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple
in Ichikawa city
. Yonakiishi and the memorial for Hirotsugu Satomi and Samurai Worriers
belonging to Satomi Clan are the important historical assets telling the
stories of the second battle of Konodai in 1564.
Why don't you visit the Memorial for Samurai of Satomi Clan in Satomi Park?
The Momorial Stone Tablets For Hirotsugu Satomi and The Samurais
In January 4th of 1564, Yoshihiro Satomi pitched camp at Konodai with
8000 samurais to intercept Ujiyasu Hojo and his 20000 samurais. In early
morning of January 8th, the Hojo made a surprised attack on the Satomi.
All the Satomi's samurais were in a panic when they had heard the battle
cry raised by the Hojo, they scrambled to get horses and helmets; some
put only helmets on without armors and others put armors on but nothing
in their hands.
As the result of the battle, the Satomi lost the battle, and Hirotsugu Satomi
, Naizen Masaki and about 5000 samurai worriers were died, but nobody had
held any memorial services for them. In 1829, the memorial tablet for the
samurais belonging to the Satomi (left) and the grave stone of the samurais
(center) were built. And the grave stone of Hirotsugu Satomi (right) was
built by Tatsugoro Ishii.
Now there exist these stone tablets built to hold memorial services for the sumurais died in the second battle of Konodai after 265 years had passed.
The Momorial Stone Tablets for Samurai of Satomi Clans in Satomi Park
- The Momorial Stone Tablets for Samurai of Satomi Clans in Satomi Park has
great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
- From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Konodai Sta, take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take Keisei Narita Sky Access line bound to Nippori Sta or Haneda International Airport and get off Shin Kamagaya Sta, transfer the line to Hokuso line bound to Nishi Magome or Haneda International Airport and get off Yakiri Sta.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Konodai Sta. And also take Keikyu-line bound to Inba Nihon Daigaku (Nihon University) and get off Yakiri Sta.
- Take 10 minute walk from Konodai and Yakiri Sta.
- 3-9 Konodai, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
The Noted Scenic Spots in and around Satomi Park
Visitors find nature, history and culture in this area.
Visotors enjoy seeing beautiful cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves.
The House of Hakushu Kitahara
Rakan no I Well has a legend that Kobo Daishi Kukai found
A stone tells the sad story of Sengoku Period.
The Momorial for Samurai of Satomi Clans
The stone tablets are related to the battle of Konodai
They are intorduced in Edo Meisho Zue in Edo period.
It is the intangible cultural property registered by Chiba
It was treated as a high ranked temple as same as Daimyos.
It is famous for a traditional event called 'Tsujikiri'.
Many flowers bloom and many birds come this water park .
There are many noted spots along this river.
Tekona, Mamasan temple and some landmarks in it. It is good place to walk
Genkoji Temple, a branch temple of Ryogoku Ekoin has a beautiful garden
and CafeTerrace Ekoin.
It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.