Sakamoto Ryōma: The Samurai Who Helped Bring Down the Shogunate

  • Published on : 27/04/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Sakamoto Ryōma was a key figure in Japan's transition from shogunate rule to the Meiji Restoration in the mid-19th century. Born a low-ranking samurai, he became an influential imperial loyalist working to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate. Ryōma was a multi-faceted individual - a skilled swordsman, sailor, statesman, philosopher and businessman who left an indelible mark on Japanese history.


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