Remains of Kondo Isami's Birthplace
Isami Kondo was the director of the Shogunate Police-force called the “Shinsen-gumi”, and he played an important role at the end of the Edo period(1603-1868).
The Shinsen-gumi were guards that monitored anti-Shogunate factions.
They were the strongest armed group and a symbolic Bakufu (Shogunate) army that was active at the end of the Edo period.
Kondo was born in 1834, the third son of the Miyagawa family in Kami-ishiwara village.
His birthplace was demolished in 1943, and now only a well remains on the premise.
It was designated as one of the city's historic sites in 1950.