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Assassination of Ryoma


The various factions opposing the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1860s Japan did not always work in tandem, as is made clear in this historical drama about the assassination of Ryoma Sakamoto, the head of the important Tosa clan. The Tosa clan worked simultaneously (if not altogether cooperatively) with the Satsuma-Chosu clans to bring about a new form government for Japan, to enable the country to continue resist encroachments by the Europeans. The revolution they engendered is now known as the "Meiji...more