Posted by Irwin (188.8.131.52) on December 22, 2010 at 21:56:41:
In Reply to: Re: Unread Nobukazu Prints posted by Noel Chiappa on December 22, 2010 at 16:28:06:
I believe the date of the print is 1900 and I'll take a second look at it. Given the below info, I believe the rider in the second carriage is Tojo Hidenori. (But who is the unseen rider in the first carriage and why is he unseen? An even greater mystery!)
Here's what the NDL has to say about Hidenori:
Tojo, Hidenori Tojo, Hidenori(1855 - 1913)
Military officer. Born in Iwate, a son of the Nanbu Clan samurai Hidetoshi Tojo. He entered the army Kyododan (school for noncommissioned officers). In 1877, he served in the Satsuma Rebellion and became an second lieutenant. When the Army War College was opened, he was selected to enter it and studied under Klemens W.J. Meckel. After graduation, he went to Germany to study. After returning home, he entered the General Staff Office, and also served as an instructor at the War College. During the Sino-Japanese War, he planned many operations as staff officer of the Imperial General Headquarters, and after the war became chief editor of "Nisshin Senshi" (History of the Sino-Japanese War). During the Russo-Japanese War, he went to the front as chief of the 8th Brigade, but became ill. Later, he became chief of the 30th Infantry Brigade. In 1907, after becoming an lieutenant general, he retired. He was the father of Hideki Tojo.
Additional info on Hidenori (the father) Tojo can be found on google books by searching for The Coming of the War, Robert Joseph Charles Butow.
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