SHINSENGUMI ~ 新撰組 ~ 150th Anniversary
Celebrating 150 years of the best known group of swordsmen in the world! The Shinsengumi as a whole has captured people’s imagination in a way that no other band of samurai has done. Above is just a sampling of the many works that have featured their story.*
The Mibu Roushi Gumi were officially recognized by the Aizu-han on March 12th, Bunkyu Year 3 (April 29th 1863). For the next two weeks, I will be posting bits and bobs about the Shinsengumi - please join me in spreading the love, and send in submissions and questions and opinions!
* From top left: NHK Taiga Drama “Shinsengumi!” - Shinsengumi in NHK Taiga Drama “Yae no Sakura” - Mibugishiden (When the Last Sword is Drawn”
* Center: “Shinsengumi Hakuouki Kitan” - “Peacemaker Kurogane” - “Makoto no Kuni”
* Bottom: “Kaze Hikaru” - “Rurouni Kenshin” - “Gintama”