佐々成政のザラ越えと旧信濃国人・村上義長の動向--鈴木景二氏らの試案によせて、および安房峠追補 [in Japanese] The study on where Zara Pass was the route Sassa Narimasa went along [in Japanese]
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Which route did Sassa Narimasa take? Where was Zara Pass? Study on Documents of Murakami Yoshinaga, who was a subordinate of Narimasa. I published a book,"The History of The Mountain Pass" in 2007. I made the following statement in the book. Sassa Narimasa was the lord of Toyama castle in Ecchu (Toyama prefecture). In winter of 1584 (12th of Tensho Era), he went to Hamamatsu in Enshu (Shizuoka prefecture) and Kira in Mikawa (Aichi prefecture). The purpose of this trip was to meet Tokugawa Ieyasu. The course that Sassa Narimasa took was called Zara pass, which almost everyone thinks as Zara pass over the Tateyama mountain. In my book，I introduced it was Zara pass over the Abou mountain, not over Tateyama mountain, that Sassa Narimasa took. The way through Abou (Abou Way) was called Kamakura Kaidou (Kamakura Way) in old days. Various opinions were announced after I had published the book. This study is my rebuttal to them. I tried to counter the criticism against my book. I also examined the newly-discovered historical documents that I was not able to take up in this book. The new documents are the letters which Sassa Narimasa gave to Murakami Yoshinaga in December of 1584 (12th of Tensho Era), which was almost the same period of time when Sassa Narimasa traveled around. My opinion on Abou Traffic Pass was really reinforced with the discovery of these new documents (Murakami Documents).
- Bulletin of the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University
Bulletin of the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University 16, 1-8, 2010