The One about the Saigo Takamori and his dog bronze statue in Ueno Park

If one went to Ueno Station, one statue that you will find is of Saigo Takamori (Takanaga) and his dog. Born as Saigo Kokichi (January 23, 1828-September 24, 1877), not only is Takamori one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history but he is also known as “The Last True Samurai”. During the Meiji Restoration, when Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigned and returned power to the Emperor, Saigo was very […]