In 1180, Shigenaga was asked by Minamoto no Yoritomo to cooperate in his uprising against rule of the Taira in Kyoto. Hesitant at first, Shigenaga eventually helped Yoritomo overthrow the Taira rule. Yoritomo granted Shigenaga seven new estates in Musashi Province, including Kitami in what is now Tokyo's western Setagaya Ward.
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- Yoshitsune: a fifteenth-century Japanese chronicle, By Helen Craig McCullough, page 307
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