Kuroki Tamemoto - Early Life

Early Life

Born as the son of a samurai in the Satsuma domain in southern Kyūshū in what is now Kagoshima prefecture, Kuroki fought for the Shimazu clan against the Tokugawa Shogunate forces in the Boshin War of the Meiji Restoration. He was a commander of the infantry at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi and later at the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle.

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