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Nagasaki University Library [Mansvelt Collection]

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Executed Sokichi
Original title: EXECUTION GROUND

Catalog No. : 2980
Photographer : unknown
Album :
Area : Nagano
Date : 1867
Age division: Bakumatsu (~1867)
Color : handcolored
Size : 252x200
Cabinet : 59-65-0

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The crucifixion of "Sokichi." The young man seems to have committed some serious crime deserving public execution. This was around 1870 before the birth of the modern judicial system. The location is unknown, but, if it is eastern Shinshu (Nagano Prefecture), is probably the outskirts of the town surrounding Komoro Castle.

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