Bullet mark from the Battle of Toba-Fushimi
The Battle of Toba-Fushimi started in January 1868, or the fourth year of the Keio period at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, between the Shogunate Army and the new ruling government’s army of the Satcho Alliance. After the Imperial rule was restored, the 15th shogun of the Tokugawa family, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, was ordered by court to return all of its power and the shogunate territories. The Shogunate Army, furious with the decision, attacked Kyoto. The new government army confronts them at Toba Fushimi, which led to a major urban warfare in the city of Fushimi where the new government army was positioned in the north, and the Aizu clan and Shinzengumi campaign of the Shogunate Army was positioned in the south. As a result, the Shogunate Army lost and retreated to Osaka. Due to the war, the southern half of Fushimi was destroyed and burnt down, but Kyoto's restaurant "Uosaburo" evaded damage, and a bullet mark from the battle still remains today on its front gate.
187 Kyomachi 3-chome, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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2 minute walk from Fushimi Momoyama Station of Keihan Electric Railway
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