Campaign map of the Boshin War (1868–69). Image Credit.

Campaign map of the Boshin War (1868–69). Image Credit.

Boshin War uniforms 日本の軍装 -幕末から日露戦争- Japanese Military Uniforms 1841~1929

Boshin War uniforms 日本の軍装 -幕末から日露戦争- Japanese Military Uniforms 1841~1929

Japanese History - The Boshin War (戊辰戦争 Boshin Sensō, "War of the Year of the Dragon") was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate and those seeking to return political power to the imperial court.

Japanese History - The Boshin War (戊辰戦争 Boshin Sensō, "War of the Year of the Dragon") was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate and those seeking to return political power to the imperial court.

Yamamoto Yaeko (1845-1942), who fought as a gunner during the defense of Aizu in the Boshin War (1868-9).

Meet the Samurai Women of Asian History

Yamamoto Yaeko (1845-1942), who fought as a gunner during the defense of Aizu in the Boshin War (1868-9).

Boshin war era samurai, the one on the right has a sode jirushi on his shoulder and a shoulder carry sword belt.

Boshin war era samurai, the one on the right has a sode jirushi on his shoulder and a shoulder carry sword belt.

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late 1800s.

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late 1800s.

A Samurai posing with Musket and a Katana on his back by Ueno Hikoma, 1860s.

A Samurai posing with Musket and a Katana on his back by Ueno Hikoma, 1860s.

Nakano Takeko was a Japanese female warrior of the Aizu domain, who fought and died during the Boshin War.

Nakano Takeko was a Japanese female warrior of the Aizu domain, who fought and died during the Boshin War.

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late 1800s.

Samurai from the Satsuma clan, Boshin war era, late 1800s.

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