Western AreaOgose Town
Heikuro Shibuzawa’s place of suicide (harakiri)
On May 23 of the fourth year of the Keio Era, Heikuro Shibusawa, a member of the old shogunate's army who had been defeated in battle against the new government forces in Hanno, fled towards Kuroyama Village over the Kaoburi pass alone.
He encountered a scouting party and fought alone, but he was badly wounded and committed suicide, harakiri, sitting on a rock on the river bank. Heikuro was a cousin, brother-in-law, and adopted son of Shibusawa Eiichi.
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- Heikuro Shibuzawa’s place of suicide (harakiri)
- 719 Kuroyama, Ogose Town, Iruma-gun