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Friday, October 20, 2017


Exhibition Public - Asia

Sakamoto Ryōma: Japan's Favorite Hero

Kyoto National Museum
527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku,
Kyoto, Japan
Oct 15, 2017 To Nov 27, 2017


Detail: Sakamoto Ryōma (1836–1867) is one of Japan’s most beloved historical figures. As a loyalist to the Emperor, he played an essential role in the overthrow of Japan’s feudal Edo period shogunate, paving the way towards the establishment of the modern Meiji government. Born in Tosa province (today’s Kochi prefecture), Ryōma, as he is popularly known, was assassinated 150 years ago in Kyoto, leaving behind numerous letters, documents, artworks, and historical objects, including recent discoveries. Ryōma’s letters reveal a free-spirited, unconventional approach to life and an affectionate relationship with his family. This exhibition examines the personality and vision of Japan’s most revered hero amidst the tumultuous history of the late Edo period (1615–1868).

Site URL: http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/special/koremade/2016_ryoma.html

Illustrated Episodes from the Life of Sanjō Sanetomi
Illustrated Episodes from the Life of Sanjō Sanetomi
(Nashinoki Shrine, Kyoto)

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