TALES FROM HISTORY

The Young Samurai who Sacrificed Themselves in the Name of Honor

The tragic, yet noble, tale of the Byakkotai White Tigers

Statue of a young boy in samurai garb, one hand clutching at the sheath of his long sword, the other shading his eyes from the sun, as he peers into the distance.

Background

The mid-1800s were a time of turmoil in Japan.

For the 264 years of the Edo Era (1603–1867), Japan had been ruled by the Tokugawa…

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Diane Neill Tincher

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