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update:October 5, 2017


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Legend of Kofu

As the 500th anniversary of establishment of Kofu on January 1, 2019 approaches, we will be introducing Kofu’s history 10 years at a time, once every 10 days.

    • Late Heian period
    • 1180
    • In the response to the raising of an army by Minamoto no Yoritomo, Takeda Nobuyoshi and the Kai-Genji family dispatched troops.
    • 500 years ago
    • 1519
    • In December, Takeda Nobutora moved his residence to Tsutsujigasaki (currently Takeda-jinja Shrine), and the new capital of Kai Province “Kofu” was born.