KOFU, YAMANASHI PREF. – Some 780 history buffs in samurai attire re-enacted a famous battle from the mid-16th century Sunday in Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture.
The 1553 Battle of Kawanakajima actually took place in Nagano Prefecture, but because Fuefuki has a district with the same name, the city started the annual event depicting the famous battle between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin 34 years ago to boost tourism.
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