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  1. Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki

    Aizu Bukeyashiki (会津武家屋敷): in the final days of the Battle of Aizu the women of the senior retainers committed collective suicide in order not to burden their fighting husbands, fathers, and relatives in battle. The reconstructed main hall depicts a scene of the women's suicide, with Saigō...
  2. Battle of Hakodate

    Battle of Hakodate

    A painting depicting the Battle of Hakodate (1869) in the Boshin War; c. 1880, unknown painter.
  3. Byakkotai

    History Byakkotai

    The Byakkotai (白虎隊, “White Tiger Brigade”) was one of four units, consisting of a few hundred youths, the sons of samurai, organised after the Battle of Toba-Fushimi in March 1868 by the Aizu Domain (会津藩 Aizu-han). The Aizu clan of the Matsudaira (松平, part of the Hoshina clan 保科氏) was closely...
  4. Boshin War

    History Boshin War

    Matsudaira Katamori, the last daimyō of the Aizu Domain The Boshin Civil War (戊辰戦争 Boshin Sensō) was a series of battles that led to the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate and the restoration of the imperial rule in Japan. It began with the Battle of Toba-Fushimi (鳥羽・伏見の戦い Toba-Fushimi no...
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