It’s 150 years since this land, formally known as Ezo, was renamed Hokkaido. In a bid to promote industrial growth and military strengt...
Who is Nagayama Takeshiro?
Nagayama Takeshiro was born in Kagoshima and moved to Hokkaido when he was 34 years old. This article traces 67 years in the life of Nagayama Takeshiro, called the “Father of Colonial Soldiers.”
In November 1889, Nagayama proposed the establishment of a northern capital in Kamikawa. Even though the proposal for Kamikawa as the northern capital was not realized, the seventh division was transferred from Sapporo to Asahikawa in 1899. This must have been filled Nagayama’s heart with emotion as he leaned of the decision as division commander.
Nagayama Takeshiro and Asahikawa
The role of Nagayama Takeshiro is still deeply involved in the mentality of Asahikawa city. We thought about the temperament of the people of Asahikawa based on the words of Okamoto Tatsuya, the curator of Asahikawa City Museum and an expert in the history of the modern era.
Strolling around Asahikawa in search of Takeshiro’s footsteps
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The Former Nagayama Takeshiro Residence
The relationship between the historical buildings and the town that started with the Nagayama Takeshiro Residence
Participate, play and learn at the Nagayama Takeshiro Residence
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