'Tozenji (Scene of the attack by Yaconins on Legation)' [Tokyo, Japan] by James Henry Butt

'Tozenji (Scene of the attack by Yaconins on Legation)' [Tokyo, Japan]

James Henry Butt

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'Tozenji (Scene of the attack by Yaconins on Legation)' [Tokyo, Japan]

The Tozen-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple at Tokyo (fomerly Edo). The first British legation to Japan, headed by (Sir) Rutherford Alcock from 1858 to 1864, was housed in a residence in its grounds from 1859 - which is presumably what Butt's view shows. On 5 July 1861 samurai of the Mito Han (fiefdom) attacked the legation, but were driven off by Alcock's staff. Sword nicks, and bullet holes from the British defence, are still visible on the building. Butt's term, 'yaconin' is an anglicization of the Japanese word for 'official', which technically the attackers were in terms of allegiance to the Mito Han, though other references call them 'ronin' - leaderless. PAJ2060 shows another view of the temple.
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Original size: 170 mm x 247 mm

  • Image reference: PT2061

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