Kawagoe Yotaro

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  • Died: 1877/9/24
  • Japanese: 川越 庸太郎 (Kawagoe Yôtarô)

Kawagoe Yôtarô was a young warrior from Fukuoka prefecture, one of 104 from Fukuoka who died in the Satsuma Rebellion. Though traveling to Kagoshima prefecture in answer to a call for aid from the rebels, the Fukuoka warriors never managed to join up with their Satsuma brethren before being killed in battle.

Kawagoe died in the battle of Shiroyama, on September 24, 1877, at the age of 26. He is buried at the Nanshû Cemetery in Kagoshima.


  • Plaques on-site at Nanshû Cemetery, Kagoshima.[1]
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