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Kawaji Toshiakira

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  • Died: 1868
  • Japanese: 川路聖謨 (Kawaji Toshiakira)

Kawaji Toshiakira served as Nara bugyô (Nara City Magistrate) from 1846-1851. He then served as Osaka machi-bugyô from 1851 until 1852, as kanjô bugyô beginning in 1852, and as gaikoku bugyô (Foreign Affairs Magistrate) for a time, before killing himself in 1868 as the Tokugawa shogunate fell.

Kawaji was one of two signers of the 1854 Treaty of Shimoda, along with Tsutsui Masanori; Kawaji and Tsutsui also played prominent roles in a number of other diplomatic events of the time, including negotiation discussions with Yevfimy Vasilyevich Putyatin in 1853 to 1854.[1]

References

  • Plaque on-site at stele erected in Kawaji's honor, at Sarusawa Pond, Nara.
  • Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 376.
  1. Gallery labels, Tôyô Bunko.[1]
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