Namura Gohachiro

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  • Japanese: 名村五八郎 (Namura Gohachirou)

Namura Gohachirô was an interpreter in service to the Tokugawa shogunate. Dispatched to Matsumae in 1854 and assigned later that year to Hakodate,[1] he also served on the 1860 Japanese Embassy to the United States.[2]


  1. Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 575, 688.
  2. Gallery labels and pamphlet from exhibition "Samurai in New York." Museum of the City of New York. 25 June - 7 Nov. 2010.; Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol. 3 (1941), 259.