"Home of Ryoma Sakamoto (Samurai)" Nagasaki Things to Do Tip by KevinMichael

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  • Home of Ryoma Sakamoto (Samurai) - Nagasaki
  • Ryoma's instrument katana and gun - Nagasaki
      Ryoma's instrument katana and gun
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  • Visitors leaving his Ryoma's home - Nagasaki
      Visitors leaving his Ryoma's home
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Ryoma (Sakamoto Ry˘ma Naonari) was a master swordsman when Admiral Commodore Perry came back to Japan to force its 'opening' with a fleet of warships.

In 1853, he witnessed the power of the U.S. Navy ?black ships? under Commodore Matthew Perry and developed a zeal for expelling the foreigners. It's ironic that now that his home is a tourist attraction for Japanese and foreigners alike.

He fought on the side of the emperor hoping to expell the foreign influences from Japan... but things didn't go his way.

He was assassinated on his birthday at age 31.

Many movies have been made about him in Japan. He's kind of a folk hero today.

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  • Written Oct 22, 2011
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