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
Result Minamoto victory
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.[1]


  1. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 199. ISBN 1854095234.