Hojo Takatoki

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The site where Takatoki and a number of others committed suicide in 1333 (Hôjô Takatoki Harakiri Yagura), a short distance from the grave of Shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo, in Kamakura.
  • Died: 1333/5/22
  • Japanese: 北条高時 (houjou takatoki)

Hôjô Takatoki was the last of the Hôjô clan regents (shikken), who was forced to commit suicide during the 1333 fall of Kamakura to pro-Imperial forces led by Nitta Yoshisada on behalf of Emperor Go-Daigo.

Takatoki became regent in 1316.

The site where Takatoki and other members of the Hôjô clan killed themselves can still be found today, a few tens of meters from the grave of Minamoto no Yoritomo, but Takatoki was afterwards entombed at the Zen temple Engaku-ji founded by his grandfather Hôjô Tokimune.