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Saigo Takamori (1828-1877)

Today is the birthday of Saigo Takamori (1828-1877), also known as the Last Samurai. He was born in Kagoshima in the south of Japan on Kyushu island. Though born into a poor samurai family, he still received the requisite military … Continue reading

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With IB in Japan for a few weeks, thinking about our own excursion there a year and a half ago. These pictures are from Sengan-en, the gardens and villa of the last samurai, Saigo Takamori (1828-1877), in Kagoshima.

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