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Yanaginogosho Iseki
Yanaginogosho Iseki Yanaginogosho and Hiraizumi Iseki-gun [Historic Site] (Hiraizumi Town)

 This area by Kitakamigawa River at the foot of Takadachi was thought to have been the residence of Fujiwara no Kiyohira and his son Motohira. However, six-year emergency excavations that began in 1988 with plans for a major bypass road indicated something altogether more interesting. Continued excavations have unearthed enormous quantities of high quality relics and remains from the twelfth century—strongly suggesting that Yanaginoosho Iseki was the governmental center of Hiraizumi (Hiraizumi no Tachi) recorded in the Azumakagami, the official history of the Kamakura shogunate.
 In response to a movement to preserve the site, the Ministry of Construction (now the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) altered the bypass route. Currently, a project is underway to restore the site based on archaeological findings.
 
MAP Yanagi no Gosho Site

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