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Stone monument to Tankaku-hime

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Stone monument to Tankaku-hime

Tankaku-hime was the child of Minamoto-Tameyoshi and Kumano Betto's daughter. She was the aunt of Minamoto-Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura shogunate, and Minamoto-Yoshitsune, the vanquisher of the Heike. Her younger brother was Shingu-Juro-Yukiie and she founded Tosen Temple here, where she spent the last years of her life. This was before the castle was constructed, and is the reason why Shingu Castle is also known as Tankaku Castle.

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