Kiyokawa Hachirō & the Mystery Graves Nobody Cares About

清河八郎 Kiyokawa Hachirō (no meaning, it’s just the dude’s name) Back in April 2013, I wrote a two part series about 2 murders during the 幕末 Bakumatsu final years of the Tokugawa Shōgunate (you may want to read those 2 … Continue reading Kiyokawa Hachirō & the Mystery Graves Nobody Cares About

Two Famous Murders in My Neighborhood (part 2)

Today I continue with Part 2 of “Two Famous Murders in my Neighborhood.” Last time we talked about the assassination of interpreter, Henry Heusken. Today, we’ll talk about the douchiest 志士 shishi (men of high purpose) of the Bakumatsu, Kiyokawa Hachiro who was killed in Azabu-Juban. Continue reading Two Famous Murders in My Neighborhood (part 2)