Siege of Kuriyagawa
The siege of Kuriyagawa was a battle during the Heian period (11th century) of Japan.
|Siege of Kuriyagawa|
|Part of Zenkunen War|
|Minamoto forces||Abe forces|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Minamoto no Yoshiie||Abe no Sadato|
This rather minor siege, which was a part of the Zenkunen War, ended with the victory of the Minamoto. Throughout this siege, Abe commander Abe no Sadato ended up being defeated in his stockade fortress of Kuriyagawa. Minamoto no Yoshiie established Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū within Kamakura to give thanks to his victorious Minamoto allies.