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The Road of Ishin Kyu-Ryosen-Kanshu-Funbo in Higashi-Yama-Ryosen is agraveyard for 1,043souls who devoted themselves to the Meiji Restoration.

Among them are the following famous, important royalists.
The "Director" of the unification of Japan."Ryoma Sakamoto"
At the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate, when there were numerous fights between the royalists and the establishment, he sketched out the plot of the next new age from the viewpoint that Japan should be unified.
He contributed greatly to the formation of the alliance between the Satsuma clan and the Choshu in 1866, and formed a trading company, "Kaientai," insisting on the importance of seeing the world and trading.
But he, with his fellow Nakaoka Shintaro, was assassinated in the inn Omiya in Kyoto in 1867.
There are two bronze statues of Sakamoto and Nakaoka erected in this graveyard in praise of their contributions.
Ryoma and Shintaro
Kyoto in spring seen from Ryoma's tomb
Kyoto in spring

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