Saigo Takamori


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Saigo Takamori

(saɪˈiːɡəʊ ˌtækəˈmɔːrɪ)
n
(Biography) 1828–77, Japanese samurai, who led (1868) the coup that restored imperial government. In 1877 he reluctantly led a samurai rebellion, committing suicide when it failed
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With a letter of introduction from his old teacher Katsu Kaishu, he established a relationship with Saigo Takamori and, putting his Western education to ambitious use, founded a private academy whose curriculum combined Western and traditional Japanese elements.
The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori. By Mark Ravina.
SNAKE LADY: Yeah, Saigo Takamori. You know who he is?