If you are a fan of Ryoma Sakamoto, Teradaya Inn in Fushimi ward, Kyoto, is a place you shouldn't miss. In March 1866, Ryoma was surrounded by over 100 policemen dispatched by the Tokugawa Shogunate. He was in a meeting here with his comrade revolutionaries. Ms. Oryo, who later became his wife, ran from a bathroom naked to the 2nd floor where Ryoma was, to inform him of the coming danger....how dramatic! He was saved by a samurai squad of Satsuma (present day Kagoshima), and survived the attack! For access information please refer to my other article, Searching for Ryoma Sakamoto.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.