Byakkotai Memorial Hall

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Byakkotai Memorial Hall (Byakkotai Kinen-kan)2.0

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The Byakkotai (White Tiger Troop) was a group of around 300 teenage samurai warriors of the Aizu Domain (current Fukushima Prefecture), who fought as the former Shogunate force in the Boshin War, a civil war in 1868-1869 against the anti-Shogunate faction who established the new Meiji Government. They lost the battle and comitted suicide. Byakkotai Memorial Hall is located at the foot of the Mt. Iimori-yama in Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, along the path to their graveyard on the mountain. The museum has about 12,000 historical materials about the war, including the battle gear, clothing and photographs. Other than materials about Byakkotai, materials about other soldiers, including Kondo Isami of the Shinsen-gumi (another troop of the former Shogunate force) and Itagaki Taisuke of the anti-Shogunate fact, are also displayed along with a diorama of the battle.
http://www.byakkokinen.com/ (Japanese only)

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4.02 years ago

It's truly a unique place. It's a memorial sight for the Byakkotai (White Tiger Brigade)--a group of young warriors who fought in the Boshin War and committed suicide when they thought the castle had been taken. Theirs is a story of both honor and tragedy. And visitors should look it up before they go to understand the full import of the sight. (Also--there's a statue donated by WWII-era Italy which is also an interesting story). Like I said, truly unique!

4.0a year ago

A good place to understand the history.

3.04 years ago

Byakkotai (White Tigers) Memorial. A museum for the memory of young warriors who made samurai suicide in the Boshin War 1868.

2.04 months ago

歴史や趣を求めてこの地に来たのですが、売店の方の売り込みがとても激しいので困ります⤵️
白虎隊の気持ちを感じられるかな…、そんな厳かな気持ちを台無しにする売店の下品極まりない呼び込みがエゲツい(笑)
「はい❗お土産、お土産見てってね~❗安くするよぉ~‼️うちが、うちが一番安いから‼️」…やかましいです⤵️⤵️

せっかく会津地方の歴史や白虎隊などが好きで訪れるのですが、観光地化が露骨にダメな方向で進化していて…様々な場面でお金を使わせようと必死なのが見えてすごく萎えます⤵️⤵️
情緒も文化もあったもんじゃない⤵️⤵️
歴史館などもありますがもちろんそれぞれ有料❗と、いうか坂を登るためのエレベーターまで有料なのは笑っちゃいますよwwww

売店の品物は二束三文で良いものはありませんし…。勧められた会津塗りだという汁茶碗やお箸はすぐに塗膜が剥がれて使い物になりませんでした。買わされたお漬け物はサービスエリアに並んでてしかもそっちのほうが安かったです。店内は狭く清潔感は感じられません。
きちんとお金つかって購入し感じた素直な感想です⤵️⤵️

5.010 months ago

体育館のようなオープンスペースの壁側四面に大きな展示窓があって、幕末、会津藩、白虎隊関連の遺品、写真、手紙などの資料が展示されています。個人の資産で展示品が収集され運営されていることもあって雑多な印象もありますが玉石混淆といったところでしょうか。白虎隊の記念館ですので今後も続いて欲しい記念館です。

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