Although Kagekatsu was absent during the battle at Sekigahara in Mino province, his affiliation with the Western Army meant that a huge wave of change was about to wash over Aizu, and in turn, the Ou province it was in.
The Battle of Sekigahara in September of 1600 (Keicho 5) was one of the key reasons the Tokugawa clan took over the Toyotomi clan’s right to rule Japan. The conflict began with Uesugi Kagekatsu, who had refused to go to the capital of Kyoto under the orders of the Toyotomi government (which was controlled by Tokugawa Ieyasu at the time) and faced off with Ieyasu’s soldiers.
Furthermore, Kagekatsu was relocated to Yonezawa as a result of the battle. From there, a roughly 270-year long chapter in the history of Yonezawa involving the Uesugi clan began.
This exhibit delves into the relationship between the historically significant Battle of Sekigahara and Kagekatsu by looking back on the past 400 years of history following Kagekatsu’s passing.
First half: 22nd April 2023 (Saturday) ~ 21st May 2023 (Sunday)
Second half: 27th May 2023 (Saturday) ~ 25th June 2023 (Sunday)
Please also note:
– The museum is closed on 24th May 2023 (Wednesday)
– Entry is free on the following dates
1. 5th May 2023, only for children of high school age and below (Friday, Children’s Day national holiday)
2. 18th May 2023, for all visitors (Thursday, International Museum Day)
9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm (Last entry at 4:30 pm)
Regular – 700 yen (560 yen)
High school and University students – 300 yen (240 yen)
Middle and Elementary school students – Free
* Prices in brackets are for groups of 20 and above and include entry to the permanent exhibition
Exhibition Lecture – The Uesugi Clan and Kyoto, Fushimi, and Osaka during the Toyotomi’s Rule
Date: 20th May 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 pm ~ 4:00 pm
Lecturer: Katagiri Akihiko (Associate Professor at Niigata University’s Faculty of Humanities)
Venue: Denkoku no Mori Grand Meeting Room
Participant Limit: 120 (First-come-first-served basis)
Registration begins from 25th April 2023 (Tuesday) at 9:00 am
Gallery Talk(Registration not required)
Dates: 22nd April, 13th May, 27th May, 24th June (Saturdays)
Time: 2:00 pm for all sessions
Venue: Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum Special Exhibition Room
Participant Limit: None
* The curator in charge of the exhibition will explain the exhibited materials.
* Please note that you must pay for entry to the special exhibit.
Limited Time Display of the Authentic National Treasure – Rakuchu Rakugaizu Byobu (Uesugi Version)!
Dates: 22nd April 2023 (Saturday) ~ 21st May 2023 (Sunday)
Venue: Permanent Exhibition Hall, Uesugi Bunkakan
* For more details, please visit the Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum website.
Denkoku no Mori Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum
1-2-1 Marunouchi, Yonezawa