Inoue Genzaburō

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Inoue".

Inoue Genzaburō (井上 源三郎?, April 4, 1829 – January 29, 1868) was born in Bushu (present day East Tokyo). He was the captain of the sixth unit of the Shinsengumi which were a special police force for the Tokugawa regime.

Like his older brother, Inoue Matsugoro, Inoue Genzaburō was also a practitioner of the Tennen Rishin-ryu and mastered all the techniques of the school in 1860.[1] However, it is a misconception that he lived at the Shieikan. In 1863, he joined the Roshigumi together with Kondō Isami and other members of the Shieikan.[2]

Inoue Genzaburō was related to Okita Rintarō (Okita Sōji's brother-in-law).[3]

He was a serious person with a high ability. He arrested eight members of the Ishin Shishi during the Ikedaya Affair in 1864.

Inoue died during the Battle of Toba-Fushimi (the first battle of the Boshin War) in January 1868.[4]

Inoue in Fiction[edit]

Inoue is featured in Kaze Hikaru (manga), Getsumei Seiki (manga), and Studio Deen's Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan (anime). He is also depicted in the 1999 film Gohatto and NHK's drama series Shinsengumi!.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rekishi Dokuhon, December 1997 issue "The Ten Captains of The Late Tokugawa Period's Strongest Shinsengumi", p.92
  2. ^ Rekishi Dokuhon, December 1997 issue "The Ten Captains of The Late Tokugawa Period's Strongest Shinsengumi", p.91
  3. ^ Rekishi Dokuhon, December 1997 issue "The Ten Captains of The Late Tokugawa Period's Strongest Shinsengumi", p.53
  4. ^ Rekishi Dokuhon, December 1997 issue "The Ten Captains of The Late Tokugawa Period's Strongest Shinsengumi", p.95

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