Saigo Takamori Statue, Uenokoen

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  • Saigo Takamori is a national hero who made a great contribution to Meiji Restoration. However he later quit the government and became a leader of revolted Samurais. After the defeat of that civil...  more »
  • In a nice area of Ueno Park, easy walk from Ueno station. There is a small plaque that describes he was a famous leader and a man of large stature for his time as he stood tall at six feet, was of...  more »
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  • He is the model for the movie “The Last Samurai.” He is very controversial person because he played the central role in overthrowing Tokugawa Shogun government, but he revolted against the new Meiji government he built. He is still very popular among people. Everyone calls him Saigo san. We never call him general Saigo although he was the first general in modern army of Japan.
  • The statue of Saigo Takamori was created by a famous sculptor, Takamura Kōun in 1897 and dedication ceremony was observed in 1898. Since then, the statue and its park have been known as landmark of Tokyo. It's a great place for walking, jogging , sightseeing and taking a rest!

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