Temples associated with the Koka troop of one hundred musketeers

Jigen-ji Temple

Jigen-ji Temple (Noda, Konan-cho)

The Koka troop of one hundred musketeers was an army sponsored by the Tokugawa shogunate. The troop originated from the Koka samurai, who fought on the Tokugawa side and many of whom were killed during a battle at Fushimi Castle just before the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 (the 5th year of the Keicho era). In 1849 (the 2nd year of the Kaei era), a memorial service on the 250th anniversary of the battle in the besieged Fushimi Castle was held by their descendants at five temples in Koka associated with the troop of one hundred musketeers. The gravestones and mortuary tablets from that memorial are still carefully kept at these temples.

Shomyo-ji Temple

Shomyo-ji Temple (Taki, Koka-cho)

Tamon-ji Temple

Tamon-ji Temple (Toriino, Koka-cho)

Yuisho-ji Temple

Yuisho-ji Temple (Utsuta, Minakuchi-cho)

Chofuku-ji Temple

Chofuku-ji Temple (Tadono, Koka-cho)