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2023 Web Lecture “Deciphering Azuma Kagami – History of the Kamakura Period Learned from Historical Materials”

In this course, we will take a bird's-eye view of the Kamakura period from "Azuma Kagami" as a historical material, and examine its compilation process and its characteristics from various angles.

Historical materials are lectures that provide hints for us to learn about history.

Continuing from last year, Professor Shinichiro Takahashi of the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo, who specializes in medieval history of Kamakura, will be in charge of the lecturer.

[Decoding the Azuma Kagami -Learn the history of the Kamakura period from historical materials-]

◆ Date: 2023 fall semester

◆Course Field: History and Culture

◆ Lecture title:

``Deciphering the Azuma Kagami -The history of the Kamakura period learned from historical materials-''

◆Participants: General members of society

◆ Holding format: WEB course

Date and time: Saturday, November 11, 14:00-16:10

      ・Saturday, November 18, 14From time to 16:10

​ (with break)

◆ Number of lectures: 4

◆Student capacity: 90 people per session (first-come-first-served basis)

◆Course fee: ¥4,400 (4 classes per person)

◆ How to apply:Our HP participation application formpre-registered by

    *Even if the above date and time are not convenient for you,

      Follow-up delivery at a later time at your favorite time

        You can watch.

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Vol.1 What is Azuma Kagami?

November 11Sun (Sat)


We will clarify how the history book "Azuma Kagami" was established and what kind of character it has.

2nd Minamoto no Yoritomo raising an army

November 11Sun (Sat)


We will examine how "Azuma Kagami" depicts the establishment of the Shogunate from Minamoto no Yoritomo's raising of an army.

3rd Jokyu War

November 18Sun (Sat)


I will consider the flow from the assassination of Minamoto no Sanetomo to the Jokyu War by comparing and examining "Azuma Kagami" and other historical materials.

4th Hoji Battle

November 18Sun (Sat)


The Hoji Battle and the achievements of Hojo Tokiyori will be clarified using the Azuma Kagami as the central historical source.

[Lecturer introduction]

Mr. Shinichiro Takahashi

Graduated from the Department of National History, Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo. Professor at the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo. Doctor of Letters. Specializes in medieval Japanese history, urban history, political history of the Kamakura period, etc.

Lecturer's comment

It is desirable to take the course based on the basic flow of Japanese history, but we will try to explain as carefully as possible, so we look forward to the active application of those who are interested in the Kamakura period.


* After the reception is completed, a "reception completed" email will be automatically sent to the email address you applied for, so please enter the email address correctly. If you do not receive the e-mail, please make sure that it is not junk e-mail and contact the following inquiries.

◆ Contact: Regional Academia Research and Practice Organization Tel: 050-3479-1511 E-mail:

◆ How to watch the course: After the application deadline, we will contact you by e-mail with the URL to connect to zoom, so please access from there.


(1) This course is an online course. Please prepare a PC, smartphone, and tablet device before using the Wi-Fi environment.

(2) Only students who have applied in advance can take this course. Students will be notified of the access URL for watching videos by the day before each course.

(3) Please note that the application period, period, etc. will differ for each course.

(4) The personal information you have applied for will be managed in an appropriate manner, and will not be used for any purpose other than that used for this extension course, and will not be provided or disclosed to third parties.

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