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85年、ロータリー交換留学生として初来日。1年間、札幌で過ごす。86年帰国。弱冠18歳にしてオーストラリアのラジオ局で、プロラジオDJデビューを果たし、活躍するものの、日本での生活が忘れられず、92年に再来日。93年からは、FMラジオ局のラジオDJとして、名古屋を中心に活躍中。テレビタレント、ナレーター、コラムニストとしての活動は多岐に渡る。近年は「外国人から見た日本」をテーマに講演活動を行い、好評を博している。

A long time Japanophile, Chris Glenn first came to Japan in 1985 as a Rotary Exchange Student. On his return to Australia in 1986, he commenced working as a radio DJ. In 1992 he returned to Japan, where he remained working in radio, TV and as a newspaper columnist and writer.

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Shinsengumi Spearman Harada Sanosuke Shot

2015.07.06 | カテゴリー : Samurai | 投稿者名 :

Shinsengumi Spearman Harada Sanosuke Shot



Shinsengumi Captain, Harada Sanosuke died on this day, July 6 1868 From gunfire wounds during the Battle
of Ueno.


Harada Sanosuke was born in in 1840 in Matsuyama, (Ehime Prefecture) to a low ranking samurai serving
the retainers of the Tokugawa Matsudaira clan.


Despite having trained hard and becoming an adept in the famed Hozoin-Ryu spear disciplines, his lowly
status led to once being ridiculed as being unaware of the way of the samurai. In an effort to prove his
tormentor wrong, he stripped off his upper garments and proceeded to show that he knew the correct way
to commit seppuku, however the cut was shallow enough not to have caused any internal damage, and as
a kaishakunin (second) had not been properly organized for the sudden attempt, Harada survived. Years
later, the scar across his abdomen would be a source of pride. It would also serve to inspire his new family
crest, a circle with a horizontal line through it.





Leaving Matsuyama, Harada went to Edo and trained at Kondo Isami’s sword school, and followed Kondo
into the pro Tokugawa Roushigumi, or “Defenders of Kyoto, before dissent led to the formation of the
Shinsegumi. Harada was much trusted by the leaders of the Shinsengumi, Serizawa Kamo and Kondo
Isami and was often chosen for its many missions, including, most likely, the assassinations of Serizawa
Kamo, Uchiyama Hikojiro, and was possibly involved in that of Sakamoto Ryoma too. Harada was most
probably involved in the Ikedaya Affair, and in the extermination of the rival Kodaiji faction. As a member
of the Shinsengumi, Harada fought in the Boshin War between Imperial and pro-Tokugawa forces in the
January 1868 Battle of Toba-Fushimi on the outskirts of Kyoto, and upon returning to Edo, the ill fated
Battle of Koshu-Katsunuma in March of 1868.


Following this defeat, the Shinsengumi faced internal problems, with, according to versions of the story,
Kondo demanding the surviving Shinsengumi members become his direct retainers. Harada and other
members then left the Shinsengumi, and together with a band of Tokugawa retainers, formed the Seiheitai
unit, which headed north to Aizu in search of action.


Harada returned to Edo not long after to be with his wife and son, and joined the pro-Tokugawa Shogitai
at the Battle of Ueno. Badly wounded by gunfire, he died two days later at the Edo residence of a fellow
samurai.He was 28 years old. As a man, Harada is mostly forgotten or unknown to the majority of
Japanese today, however as a samurai who saw first-hand the violent changes at the end of the samurai
period, he remains an important piece in the jigsaw of the late Edo period.


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