East burial mound for heads
East burial mound for
|908-3 Sekigahara Sekigahara-cho Gifu-ken Japan
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JR Sekigahara Station (about 300 meters to the west )
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After the war Ieyasu indentified the severed heads of the enemy generals at Shogiba. Ieyasu commanded
Shigekado Takenaka to bury them at the East burial mound for heads and the West burial mound for heads. The East burial mound for heads is in thick forest near Sekigahara station. The
entrance of the Kara-mon gate (Chinese gate) is at the west side of the East burial mound for heads and if you go straight on you'll find the memorial hall for the battle of
Sekigahara dead on your left.
Further left is the Well to wash severed head, and there is a mound with large old chinquapin trees. Ieyasu ordered Shigekado Takenaka to make the East burial mound for heads. He buried the soldiers of the EASTERN ARMY and the heads of the military commanders of the WESTERN ARMY. In those days the area was about 19,800㎡
|related military commander
Ieyasu Tokugawa 2,560,000koku(Sagami,Musashi)
Shigekado Takenaka 12,000koku(Minofuwa)
|Karamon (Chinese-style gate)
|memorial hall for battl of sekigahara dead
The mausoleums of seventh lord of Owari Domain., Muneharu Tokugawa was dismantled, and relocated with The Kara-mon gate (Chinese gate) to Sekigahar.
After reconstruction it was renamed the memorial hall for the battle of Sekigahara dead. Ogaki-ryokufukai paid for them and donated them to Sekigahara-cho.