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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

a walk on Yoritomo Minamoto 源頼朝公ゆかりの散歩道

A Walk on Yoritomo Minamoto in Ichikawa City

the main hall of Katsushika Hachimanguthe cherry blossoms in Shirahata Jinja
Yoritomo Minamoto was the founder of Kamakura Bakufu. There are several noted places related to him in Ichikawa city.
Azuma Kagami the legal history book of Yoritomo Minamoto and Kamakura Bakufu describes that he visited the provincial capital of Shimousa in April 17th of 1180 ( the capital at that time was in Ichikawa city) since he would make another attempt to fight against Taira clan in Kyoto after he had lost the battle at Ishibashiyama. Then there are several stories of Yoritomo visiting some places in Ichikawa city. The stone Yoritomo Minamoto's horse held on when he came to pray in Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine. In Shirahata Jinja Shirine, a stone tablet scribing Sodekake no Matsu (a pine tree hanging a sleeve) having story that Yoritomo would also hang his sleeve on remains. And Yoritomo encamped Shirahata Jinja Shrine and Shirahata Tenjinsha Shrine, so they named 'Shirahata (white flags)' that Yoritomo's banner was. The area name 'Onigoe' was came from a tanka poem that Yoritomo's retainer Tanenori To created. And legends say that an old Udon shop 'Sasaya Udonten' in Gyotoku was named by Yoritomo.
Why don't you visit the noted places having some legensds of Yoritomo Minamoto in Ichikawa city?

The Noted Places Related to Yoritomo Minamoto