September 24, 1877 CE – The Satsuma Rebellion Ends at the Battle of Shiroyama

September 24, 1877 CE – The Satsuma Rebellion Ends at the Battle of ShiroyamaRate this post *Image Credit: Wikipedia The Satsuma Domain, home to a number of influential figures in the Imperial Japanese government, became a central location in the fight to slow modernization in Japan early in January 1877. As the restored Emperor Meiji’s dynasty moved away from the traditional feudal system, one in which the samurai were considered among the most respected, rebels from Satsuma — some of them in seats of power — acted out to restore the customs which had defined Japanese culture for hundreds of years. On September 24, 1877, after nine months of fighting, […]