Saturday, October 22, 2016 Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima
Iimoriyama is the location of the Byakkotai tragedy that occurred during the Boshin War (1868-1869) between the old Tokugawa government and the new Meiji government. It is the final resting place of a group of young Aizu soldiers, aged 16 and 17, in a unit called the Byakkotai (White Tiger Corps) who committed seppuku when they saw their castle engulfed in flames.
Monuments were located up a mountain, accessible by escalator or stairs.
All chose to ride the escalator . . .
except one person.
This monument was donated by the government of Rome.
This monument was built in remembrance of the 230 women and children of the Aizu clan who died in the Boshin War.
Thank you, Allen, for pointing out this photo op to me.
Lunch was ramen and gyoza at a rest stop.
Surf Report 04-29-2017 - Waves: 1-3 Feet Wind: North A quick session for me. Chilly but fun! Who's on first?! . Just like Indo! Sent from my iPhone
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