Dennis A. Amith

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The One about the Kozukappara Execution Grounds

Located in Arakawa, Tokyo and in an area with loud trains passing by over the location is the Kozukappara Execution Grounds. A location, one of the three of what was then known as the vicinity of Edo, was where criminals were executed by the Tokugawa Shogunate. And it is said that somewhere between 100,000-200,000 criminals were executed, especially in 1858-1860 as part of the “Ansei Purge”, in which anyone who did not support the Tokugawa […]