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Men like Fujita Toko and Toda Hoken of Mito had perished in the Edo earthquake
. To the young men of the time, there was probably no place that was as exciting
as Mito. They were inspired by the work being done in ethics and history at the ...
Such were the members of the Tengu or imperialist band in Mito at that time. This
fierce aggressiveness was shown to all who appeared to these Mito warriors as
enemies, even the foreigners living in Yokohama and great sho- gunal officials ...
The shogunate had long resented the imperialist faction in Mito. They suspected
that Takeda Ko'unsai, one of the leaders of the goblin band, was in
communication with the soldiers on Mt. Tsukuba and they placed him under
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I generally do not like sad novels, but this is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read, even though its hero dies insane with despair over the betrayal of his life's work. It is an ... Read full review