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.
Cuando el 28 de septiembre de 1877 el Ejercito Imperial, dotado con el armamento mas avanzado de la epoca, se encontro en Kagoshima con los treinta mil samurais liderados por Saigo Takamori y deliberadamente pertrechados con armas medievales, el resultado de la batalla era predecible pero resultaba irrelevante; su desarrollo no era mas que la formula japonesa para abrir un debate sobre las esencias.
The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori. By Mark Ravina.
SNAKE LADY: Yeah, Saigo Takamori. You know who he is?