Siege of Kamakura (1526)
|Siege of Kamakura|
|Part of the Sengoku period|
|Uesugi clan||Hōjō clan
|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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