Siege of Kamakura (1526)

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Siege of Kamakura
Part of the Sengoku period
Date December 1526
Location Kamakura, Kanagawa
Result Uesugi victory
Uesugi clan Hōjō clan
Itō family
Ogasawara family
Commanders and leaders
Satomi Sanetaka Various retainers of Hōjō Ujitsuna

In the 1526 siege of Kamakura (大永鎌倉合戦; "Daiei Battle of Kamakura"), Satomi Sanetaka led forces of the Uesugi clan against the Hōjō, who had taken Edo from the Uesugi two years earlier. The city was defended by a number of retainers of Hōjō Ujitsuna, including members of the Itō and Ogasawara families.

The Uesugi forces burned much of the city to the ground, including Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū. This was a terrible psychological loss for the Hōjō, since the earlier Hōjō clan, from which they took their name, had suffered their final defeat at the same location in 1333.

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  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.
  • Turnbull, Stephen (2002). 'War in Japan: 1467-1615'. Oxford: Osprey Publishing.