Sokaku Takeda Biography (2) by Tokimune Takeda

On January 1, 1868, the Emperor ordered Shogun Yoshinobu Tokugawa who was entrenched in Osaka to enter the capital of Kyoto with a small army. However Yoshinobu suspected that the Satsuma and Choshu clans planned to trick him and entered Kyoto from two different towns, Toba and Fushimi with about 10 000 soldiers of the Aizu and Kuana clans as the spearhead. This lead to a four-day war which broke out on the third of the month.


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