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  1. Iimoriyama

    Travel Iimoriyama

    Mount Iimori (飯盛山 Iimoriyama) is located east of Aizuwakamatsu JR Station in the town of Aizuwakamatsu in western Fukushima. In 1868, it was the location of a mass suicide of a Byakkotai unit consisting of twenty teenagers, all sons of Aizu samurai fighting against the invading pro-imperial...
  2. 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...
  3. Byakkotai Museum

    Byakkotai Museum

    Statue of a Byakkotai member next to the Byakkotai Museum.
  4. Iimoriyama

    Iimoriyama

    Path leading to Sazaedo and the graveyard of the nineteen Byakkotai members who committed suicide on Mount Iimor.
  5. Iimoriyama

    Iimoriyama

    This commemorative plaque had been donated by the German diplomat Hasso von Etzdorff in 1935. The original swastika had been replaced by the Iron Cross after the war after US Army soldiers had discovered the plaque. It says: 'A German + to the young knights of Aizu'.
  6. Iimoriyama

    Iimoriyama

    A monument erected by the people of Rome in 1928, sponsored by Mussollini, in honour of the Byakkotai members. The pillar was recovered from the city of Pompeii.
  7. Iimoriyama

    Iimoriyama

    The graves of the nineteen Byakkotai members who committed suicide upon seeing what they believed was Tsuruga Castle in flames.
  8. Iimoriyama

    Iimoriyama

    The graves of the nineteen Byakkotai members who comitted suicide at Mount Iimori. One of the twenty members survived.
  9. Iimoriyama

    Iimoriyama

    Statue of a Byakkotai member spotting Aizuwakamatsu Castle (Tsurugajo) in the distance.
  10. Iimoriyama

    Iimoriyama

    Tunnel close to Tonokuchi Village through which the Byakkotai fled to Mount Iimori.
  11. Byakkotai Museum

    Byakkotai Museum

    The Byakkotai (白虎隊 White Tiger Force) was a group of young teenage samurai of the Aizu domain, who fought in the Boshin War (1868-1869). Nineteen of them committed suicide when they thought that Aizawakamatsu castle had fallen.
  12. Byakkotai Museum

    Byakkotai Museum

    The Byakkotai ( White Tiger Force) was a group of young teenage samurai of the Aizu domain, who fought in the Boshin War (1868-1869).
  13. Aizuwakamatsu

    Aizuwakamatsu

    A Byakkotai (白虎隊 White Tiger Force) statue in front of Aizuwakamatsu Station.
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