Abashiri astounds with its ice and convict connections

Mar 24, 2013

Abashiri astounds with its ice and convict connections

by Kris Kosaka

In April 1890, the Japanese government shipped more than 1,200 political prisoners from all over the country, including samurai insurgents from the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion against the government of Emperor Meiji. Nine years before, more than 250 years of rule by the Tokugawa shoguns ...