さいたまつり映え フォトコンテスト2018

寄居北條まつり歴史・見どころ

歴史

天正18年(1590年)、全国統一を狙う豊臣秀吉は、北条氏の本拠地である小田原城と、関東各地に広がる支城を落とすべく「小田原攻め」を行いました。

北条氏の北関東支配の拠点として、有力な支城であった「鉢形城」は、豊臣軍の有力武将である前田利家・上杉景勝が率いる大軍に囲まれてしまいます。それでもなお、鉢形城主・北條氏邦はわずか3,500人余りの兵で、5万人の豊臣軍を相手に、約1か月にわたり攻防戦を繰り広げたと言われています。

この時の北条軍と豊臣軍の戦いを今に再現したのが「寄居北條まつり」です。

In 1590, Toyotomi Hideyoshi sought to unite Japan and carried out the siege of Odawara, which assaulted the base of the Hojo clan at Odawara Castle as well as outposts scattered across the Kanto region.

Hachigata Castle, a prominent outpost that served as the base for the Hojo clan’s rule over the northern Kanto region, was encircled by the large army led by Maeda Toshiie and Uesugi Kagekatsu, both prominent commanders in the Toyotomi forces. These forces totaled 50,000 troops, while the forces fielded by the lord of Hachigata Castle and the Hojo clan numbered just over 3,500. Nevertheless, the defenders are said to have held off the Toyotomi forces in battle for as much as one month.

The Yorii Hojo Festival now recreates the battle between the Hojo army and the Toyotomi army of that time.

見どころ

戦国時代を彷彿させる、総勢500人もの鎧武者が街中を歩き、玉淀河原で合戦を繰り広げます。

様々な武将の鎧を模した甲冑姿に身を包んだ武者隊一行は、街中で勝どきを上げながら、荒川のほとりである玉淀河原へと向かって行きます。
玉淀河原では、戦国時代さながらに出陣の儀式が行われ、北条・豊臣両軍による攻防戦が鉢形城跡を背に繰り広げられます。大砲のごう音が鳴り響く中、両軍が砂煙を巻き上げながら刀や槍で戦うさまは、迫力満点。大将同士の一騎打ちも行われ、辺りは戦国ムードに包まれます。

会場では、北条氏にゆかりのある県内外各地からご当地グルメが集まり、食の多彩さも楽しむことができます。

To reenact the Warring States period, 500 people in total walk through the town armored as warriors, then participate in a battle that unfolds on the Tamayodo Riverside.

A column of troops, dressed in armor and helmets patterned after those of a variety of ancient warriors, parade through the town shouting battle cries. Then, they head to Tamayodo Riverside on the banks of the Arakawa. There, a ceremony is conducted for the departure of the troops to the field, just as it was performed in the Warring States period; following that, a battle unfolds between the Hojo and Toyotomi forces along the ridge of Hachigata Castle. The two armies set upon each other with swords and spears in rising clouds of dust and echoing roars of cannons. It is truly a sight to behold! The generals even engage in one-on-one combat, setting a thoroughly historic mood throughout.

At the venue, you can also enjoy a variety of cuisine including local dishes gathered from locations linked to the Hojo clan both inside and outside of the prefecture.

リアルタイムギャラリー

フォトコンテスト投稿作品をリアルタイムで掲載中!

トップに戻る