This week, we’ll begin another two-parter dealing with the life and death of Saigo Takamori, one of the great leaders of the Meiji Restoration. This week, we’ll discuss his rise to public prominence and subsequent fall from grace. Next week, we’ll turn to the rebellion that would end his life and his legacy in modern Japan.
Listen to the episode here.
Ravina, Mark. The Last Samurai: The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori.
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