“Empty-handed I entered the world. Barefoot I leave it. My coming, my going- Two simple happenings that got entangled.” - Death poem by Kozan Ikkyo*** I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a long time, but I always appreciate your support and love for the photos posted to this account. I hope to continue posting more in the future. ⚔️ Deishu, standing in the center between Taichi Tanabe and Miyake Hiizu, was a master of the spear and a subject of the government in the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate. He was admired as an expert of the spear and became an instructor of the Military Art School of the government at the age of 21, then became a master at the age of 25. In 1862 when the supporters of the shogunate and anti-shogunate stood in opposition, the government levied masterless samurai in Edo and sent them to Kyoto in 1863. Although he became a leader of the group, he later had to quit his post because members of the group cooperated with the supporters of the Emperor. However, he was soon reinstated and became the leader of a guerrilla unit. After the battle of Toba-Fushimi, Deishu persuaded the Tokugawa family to obey the Emperor. When Yoshinobu swore allegiance to the Emperor and moved to the Kaneiji Temple, then moved to Mito, he headed a guerrilla unit and guarded the shogun Yoshinobu. After the establishment of prefectures in place of feudal domains, he is said to have spent rest of his life enjoying calligraphy in seclusion and he died in February 13th in 1903. He is called "Three shū at the end of the Tokugawa government" together with Yamaoka Tesshu and Katsu Kaishu.
#歴史 #日本 #幕府 #幕末 #将軍 #侍 #武士 #徳川 #samurai #japan #japanesehistory #history #bakufu #bakumatsu #明治時代 #MeijiRestoration #明治維新 #edo #江戸 #TakahashiDeishu #高橋泥舟 #TaichiTanabe #MiyakeHiizu #三宅秀 #田辺太一