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Uesugi Kenshin

Uesugi Kenshin/Uesugi Terutora (上杉謙信/上杉輝虎) is one of the most famous Sengoku Daimyo, the feudal lord, in 16th century. He was known as "the Dragon (or Tiger) of Echigo," and also because he was an invincible at pitched battle, entitled "Gonshin," the god of war. He always win that battle and even Takeda Shingen avoided to have a battle on a field with Kenshin. Kenshin unified Echigo which was confused by many rival warlords and developed great economy and industry. He also helped countries around Echigo from invasions of Takeda clan and Hojo clan, and fought many battles with them. In early time, he was the biggest rival of Takeda Shingen, and after Shingen's death, Kenshin was one of the biggest enemy of Oda Nobunaga.

The last poem:
四十九年 一睡の夢 一期の栄華 一盃の酒
"My 49 years of life was just like a dream of a night, and my great achievement is also just like a cup of SAKE."

Kamakura Summarized

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Kamakura is one of most popular cities in Japan, with a long and rich history. There are many temples and shrines in the city. Kamakura shows different faces for each season. This time, it’s summer. Komachi shopping street has many restaurants and gift shops. Kamakura became very famous around the end of 12th century because Kamakura was the capital of the first government opened by Shogun, MINAMOTO Yoritomo. Since Shogun became governor, Samurai flourished in Kamakura. The Buddhism (worshiped in the temples) and the Shintoism (worshiped in the shrines) became the basis of Samurai spirits. If you want to see the birth place of Samurai sprits, come visit Kamakura.
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Kamakura (鎌倉) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan, about 50 km south-south-west of Tokyo. It was once a capital of Japan in Kamakura era, from 1185 to 1333.
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Kawanakajima

Kawanakajima

Area: Nagano; Nagano (Season: May)


Kawanakajima (川中島) is located in north Nagano Prefecture. Kawanakajima is one of the most famous battle spot where ...

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Kamakura Summarized

Kamakura Summarized

Area: Kanagawa; Kamakura (Season: August)


Kamakura is one of most popular cities in Japan, with a long and rich history. There are many temples and shrines ...

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Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle

Area: Kanagawa; Sagami (Season: July)


Odawara Castle (小田原城, odawarajo) is located at Odawarain Kanagawa Prefecture. It is categorized as a hill castle ...

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Zenko-ji Temple

Zenko-ji Temple

Area: Nagano; Nagano (Season: June)


Zenko-ji Temple (善光寺) is one of the most popular Buddhist temple in eastern Japan. It was founded over 1400 years ...

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Kasugayama

Kasugayama

Area: Niigata; Joetsu (Season: October)


Kasugayama (春日山) is the homeland of Uesugi Kenshin (上杉謙信). It is located Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture. Uesugi ...

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Rinsenji Temple

Rinsenji Temple

Area: Niigata; Joetsu (Season: October)


Rinsenji Temple (林泉寺) was built in 1497 by Nagao Yoshikage, the grandfather of Uesugi Kenshin, for the cemetery of ...

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Oshi castle

Oshi castle

Area: Saitama; Kumagaya (Season: October)


Oshi Castle (忍城, oshijo) is one of seven major castle in Kanto located in Gyoda, Saitama. Originally, it was built ...

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Mt. Saijo

Mt. Saijo

Area: Nagano; Nagano (Season: May)


Mt. Saijo (妻女山) is the mountain located in Nagano. It is one of the Kawanakajima Historic Battlefield. This is the ...

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Kasugayama Castle

Kasugayama Castle

Area: Niigata; Joetsu (Season: October)


Kasugayama Castle (春日山城) is the mountain castle located in Joetsu. It is the castle of Uesugi Kenshin. It was ...

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Murakami Castle

Murakami Castle

Area: Niigata; Kaetsu (Season: March)


Murakami Castle (村上城) is a hilltop castle located in Murakami, Niigata. It was built in the early 16ch century by ...

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Oyama Gion Castle

Oyama Gion Castle

Area: Tochigi; Ashikaga (Season: September)


Oyama Castle (小山城) is the ruins of Japanese castle located Oyama city, Tochigi. It is also known as Gion Castle. ...

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