Post Tagged with: "Hokkaidō"

by / on June 18, 2015 at 10:07 PM / in Hokkaido

Exploring lake Tōya in Hokkaido!

Off to lake Tōya in Hokkaido: A few days ago, I went on a small holiday with my wife to Hokkaido. In Kyoto the rainy season had started and the weather was hot and humid. From Kansai International Airport it’s just a 2 hour flight to the New Chitose Airport (新千歳空港). We had rented a car and set out to […]

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by / on May 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1869 -Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan.

The Republic of Ezo was a short-lived state established by former Tokugawa retainers in what is now known as Hokkaidō, the large but sparsely populated northernmost island in modern Japan. After the defeat of the forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the Boshin War (1869) of the Meiji Restoration, a part of the former Shogun’s navy led by Admiral Enomoto […]

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1869 – The Naval Battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.

The Naval Battle of Hakodate was fought from 4–10 May 1869, between the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate navy, consolidated into the armed forces of the rebel Ezo Republic, and the newly formed Imperial Japanese Navy. It was one of the last stages of Battle of Hakodate during the Boshin War, and occurred near Hakodate in the northern Japanese Island […]

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