Maeda Masao: Sakurada Gate - Artelino

Artist: Maeda Masao

Title: Sakurada Gate

Date: Ca. 1964.

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"Sakurada mon". Sakurada-mon gate of Chiyoda palace in Tokyo. Despite the peaceful outlook on this print, the gate was the site where the assassination of Ii Naosuke by Mito Samurai group occurred. Ii Naosuke (the Great Councillor of the Tokugawa Shogunate) was the man responsible for opening Japan to the West for which he was assassinated at Sakurada-mon Gate on a snowy morning in March, 1860.

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