Three Great Nobles of the Restoration

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In Japan, The Three Great Nobles of the Restoration are figures playing an important role in the Meiji Restoration. They are called Ishin no Sanketsu (維新の三傑, Three outstanding heroes in the restoration) in Japan.[1]

They are:

These three people died one after another between 1877 (Meiji 10) and 1878 (Meiji 11).

Preceded by
Shōgun Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Meiji Restoration
Succeeded by
Itō Hirobumi as Prime Minister


  1. ^ 『維新元勲十傑論』、16頁