The Satsuma Rebellion: Illustrated Japanese History - The Last Stand of the Samurai
Written by Sean Michael Wilson, Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima
October 14 - November 3, 2020
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hour
Moderator: Karen Kane
Award-winning authors and illustrators tell the riveting story that changed the face of modern Japan. The book portrays the bloody uprising of 1877, when Satsuma revels, led by the infamous Saigo Takamori, fought enforced modernization by the Meiji government. Their crushing defeat by the imperial army ended their power once and for all and ushered in an era of modern technology and Western military methods.