Shimazu Nariakira

Shimazu Nariakira (島津 斉彬?, April 28, 1809 – August 24, 1858) was a Japanese feudal lord (daimyō) of the Edo period, the 28th in the line of Shimazu clan lords of Satsuma Domain. He was renowned as an intelligent and wise lord, and was greatly interested in Western learning and technology. He was enshrined after death as the Shinto kami Terukuni Daimyōjin (照国大明神?) in May 1863.

Read more about Shimazu Nariakira:  Early Life and Rise To Power, Love of Education and Western Culture, Associates and Death