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Regional Academia Opening Commemorative Web Lecture "History Lecture on Kamakura-dono"

A course that introduces the historical sites of famous places in Kanagawa Prefecture, where the Genpei War and the Kamakura Shogunate were born from the end of the Heian period to the beginning of the Kamakura period, which is the background of the NHK Taiga drama currently being aired. By explaining the historical background and the figures of Hojo Yoshitoki and the Gokenins, we aim to learn the history from familiar areas.

[History course around Kamakura-dono] (Part 1)

◆ Date: Spring semester 2022

◆ Course field: Health culture area

◆ Lecture title: "History course around Kamakura-dono (Part 1)"

◆ Participants: General members of society

◆ Holding format: WEB course

◆ Day of the week ・ Saturday, July 30 ・ Saturday, August 6

◆ Number of lectures: 4 times

◆ Student capacity: 90 students (first-come-first-served basis)

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

◆ How to apply: Pre-register using this HP participation application form



Kamakura-dono / Minamoto no Yoritomo

Saturday, July 30

From 15:00 to 16:10

How was the Kamakura Shogunate, the first full-scale samurai government in Japan, established? It traces the rise and fall of the Taira administration, which was the forerunner of the samurai administration, and the process by which Minamoto no Yoritomo became the commander of the samurai as "Kamakura-dono" and established the administration.


Hojo Yoshitoki era

Saturday, July 30

16: 20-17: 30

We will consider the early aspects of the Kamakura Shogunate, focusing on the activities of Yoritomo, Yoriie, and Minamoto no Sanetomo, the third shogun, and Hojo Yoshitoki and Hojo Masako. Learn the process of stabilizing the shogunate by overcoming internal conflicts between gokenins and the battle for initiative with the imperial court.


From politics of authority to sectarianism

Saturday, August 6

From 15:00 to 16:10

Learn the mid-term aspect of the Kamakura Shogunate through the politics of Hojo Yasutoki and Hojo Tokiyori. It is clear that the political system of the shogunate will gradually change from "authority politics" based on the consensus of the Gokenin to "Tokusou politics" in which the power is gradually concentrated on the head of the Hojo clan = "Tokusou". To.


Invasion of Mongolia and destruction of the Shogunate

Saturday, August 6

16: 20-17: 30

In addition to clarifying the virtual and real images of the Mongol invasion, we will also learn about the impact of the Mongol invasion on Japanese society and the actual state of trade between Japan and foreign countries. We will give an overview of the society of the latter half of the Kamakura period and consider why the Kamakura Shogunate was destroyed.

[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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