Siege of Akasaka
|Siege of Akasaka|
|Part of the Genkō War|
|Imperial forces||Hōjō forces|
|Commanders and leaders|
Shimo Akasaka, a mountain fortress, was built that year, and held by Kusunoki Masashige, a general of Emperor Go-Daigo's armies. On several occasions throughout the year, forces of the Hōjō regents attempted to take the fortress. With great ingenuity, Masashige defended the fort. However, after the Hōjō cut the water supply to the fortress, it fell.
Kusunoki then built a second "Akasaka" fortress, a short distance away, dubbing it Kami Akasaka-jō (上赤坂城, "upper Akasaka fortress"). This too was besieged, and fell, in 1333.
- Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.