The Grave of Ichizaemon Shizume

A great Commissioner who led the culmination of Sado Kinzan Gold Mine

Ichizaemon Shizume is a samurai warrior of Momoyama Period to early Edo Period (1564 - 1627). He played an active role as a vassal of Ieyasu Tokugawa at the Battle of Sekigahara. (The Battle of Sekigahara is a major battle which took place near Sekigahara in 1600 between Tokugawa and Toyotomi. After this battle, Ieyasu acceded to power and established the Shogunate.) After assuming the role of Commissioner for Sado in 1618, he practised a range of policies, and gained in fame as a great commissioner who contributed to development of gold and silver mines. This grave was built in 1845 in memory of his achievement.

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Address
852 Shimoaikawa, Sado, Niigata 952-1501
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 55 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Senjoujiki Iriguchi(Kaifu Line) Approx. 10 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
10

About by car from Ryotsu Port.