What was the Sakai Incident (1868)?

Introduction The Sakai incident (堺事件, Sakai Jiken) was the killing of 11 French sailors from the French corvette Dupleix in the port of Sakai near Osaka, Japan in 1868. Background On 08 March 1868, a skiff sent to Sakai was attacked by samurai of the Tosa clan; 11 sailors and midshipman Guillou were killed (a… Read More