Satsuma

薩摩


Feudal domain in the period before the Meiji Restoration of 1868-67, in the area of present Kagoshima prefecure on the southern tip of Kyushu island.

Home of many anti-Tokugawa activists, important politicians and military officers of the Meiji era (1868-1912):

Okubo Toshimichi
Saigo Takamori
Kirino Tateki
Oyama Iwao
Matsukata Masayoshi
Kuroda Kiyotaka
Togo Heihachiro
Yamamoto Gonbei
Uehara Yusaku