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The beginning of the Sonno-Joi Movement.
Sonno-Joi Movement The original driving force of the Meiji Restoration was the Sonno-Joi Movement.
It started growing rapidly in the Tempo period (1830-1843).
Those who took an actve part were Yanagawa-Seigan, a poet, Rai-Mikisaburo, a Confucian, Umeda-Unpin, a samurai of the Wakasa clan who was executed at the Ansei Purge, and Gessho, a priest at Jojuin of Kiyomizudera.
Their activities influenced the royalists ever after.
The regional development of the Sonno-joi Movement
There two rebellions rose against the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1863. Tencugumi was a rebellions troop organized by Nakayama-Tadamitsu and Yoshimuro-Torataro that rose up in Minami Yamato (in Nara Prefecture). The other rebellion was started by Hirano-Kuniomi at Ikuno in Tajima (in Hyogo Prefecture). Though both were not successful, they had a great influence on a lot of samurai in the spirit of overthrowing the regime. Sonno-Joi Movement

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