Tanaka Tosa

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Tanaka.

Tanaka Tosa (田中 土佐?, September 7, 1820 – October 8, 1868) was a Japanese samurai of the Edo period who was a retainer of the Matsudaira clan of Aizu. He served as a karō in the Aizu administration, and fought in the Boshin War.[1] Upon the entry of Imperial Japanese Army forces into the Tsuruga Castle town, he led an effort to halt their advance. Upon defeat, he followed fellow karō Jinbo Kuranosuke into a nearby doctor's house, and committed seppuku.


  1. ^ Majima Isao, "Matsudaira Katamori kashindan jinmei jiten," in Matsudaira Katamori no subete, p. 197.