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  1. Volunteer Recruitment for Making Snow Lantern…

  2. Tengendai Ski Area Opens 23rd November!

  3. Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum Thematic Exhibit …

  4. Temporary Change to Uesugi Clan Mausoleum’s O…

  5. La Festa Mille Miglia 2023 passes Uesugi Shri…

  6. Tengendai Kogen’s Marutoku Campaign Begins!

  7. Handmade Goods at the 8th Yonezawa Marche!

  8. 10th Nasebanaru Autumn Festival is coming!

  9. 14th Yonezawa Don Don Festival!

  10. Yamagata Kogei in Okitama 2023

  11. Tengendai Ropeway Sunset Cruising Begins!

  12. Yonezawa Treasure Photography Contest 2023

Forebear of Yonezawa's Ruling Line

The second son of Nagao Tamekage who was born in 1530 in Echigo no Kuni (modern day Niigata).

He is known by his birth name of Torachiyo. At age 15, he underwent the ceremony of manhood and in 1553 became the feudal lord of Echigo no Kuni.
In 1561, he became the head of the Uesugi clan at the request of Uesugi Norimasa.

Uesugi Kenshin’s skill as a war tactician and strength as a commander is recognized even today, and he is celebrated as one of the great leaders of the Warring States period.

Uesugi Kenshin was only 49 years old when he passed away in 1578. His preserved remains were later moved to Yonezawa from Aizu by Uesugi Kagekatsu, his adoptive son. These remains were originally held within Yonezawa castle, but they were subsequently moved to the Uesugi Mausoleum after 1876. To this day, Uesugi Kenshin’s grave remains the pride of the people of Yonezawa.