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Shinsengumi Timeline

I have created a seperate page for the Shinsengumi Timeline, and I used a Wikipedia trick to display that article seamlessly inside the Shinsengumi article. For anyone curious, I put this in the article:

{{:Shinsengumi Timeline}}

That puts the text from another article inside the article you are working on. If you want to add dates or events to the timeline, you can do it either way, you can edit the Shinsengumi Timeline directly, or you can edit the sections in the Shinsengumi article, and the changes will also happen in the Shinsengumi Timeline article. --Kitsuno 22:30, 22 December 2006 (PST)

Kondo Shuhei's father

What is the correct reading for: 谷三治郎 ? 名前の読み方が面倒くさい! --Kitsuno 18:24, 25 December 2006 (PST)

Kondo Shuhei(Tani Shuhei) was originaly Tani Masatake, 谷三十郎 Tani Sanjuro's little brother.--Shikisoku 04:21, 26 December 2006 (PST)

Shinsengumi "Units"

2 questions - how were the units referred to? 番組み or 番隊? And does the list of captains on the Shinsengumi page (Captains 組長) indicate which unit they lead? --Kitsuno 15:40, 30 December 2006 (PST)

"番隊" is correct. However the captains were called "組長". *1番隊組長沖田総司--Shikisoku 20:48, 4 January 2007 (PST)

Thanks. Are the captains on the shinsengumi page listed next to the units they lead? --Kitsuno 21:56, 4 January 2007 (PST)

Basically Yes. It was changed sometimes though.--Shikisoku 00:38, 5 January 2007 (PST)

I'm going to reformat the list of captains on the Shinsengumi page when I get a chance, so I'll make a note when I get to it, so you can tell me if it works or not. --Kitsuno 19:08, 7 January 2007 (PST)
How does the reformatted list of captains look? I went with 番組 instead of 番隊 because that was how it was listed in the shinsengumi tettei guide, is that correct? --Kitsuno 13:00, 31 January 2007 (PST)

Name and location reading

What is the correct name reading: 権太郎 Gontaro or Kentaro? Also, does this 旧唐津藩 refer to Karatsu han in Hizen province? --Kitsuno 15:30, 30 December 2006 (PST)

I think it's Gontaro. 旧唐津藩 refer to Karatsu han in Hizen is correct.--Shikisoku 21:02, 4 January 2007 (PST)

New Category

I am going to create a category called Shinsengumi Members, exclusively for the members of the Shinsengumi, while the current "Shinsengumi" category will still be for all members and people and events related to the shinsengumi. This will allow people to check the "Shinsengumi Members" category to see just the members, while the "Shinsengumi" category will be for everyone related, and the related events. So from this point on, be sure to include both [[Category:Shinsengumi]] and [[Category:Shinsengumi Members]] to the biographies of the actual shinsengumi members. --Kitsuno 18:44, 7 January 2007 (PST)

Mibu Roshigumi

Should we have a category for members of the Mibu Roshibumi? Were there enough notable members, and/or did they all eventually just become members of the Shinsengumi? --Kitsuno 19:06, 7 January 2007 (PST)

Mibu Roshigumi--Shikisoku 23:06, 7 January 2007 (PST)

I mean a seperate category, [[Category:Mibu Roshigumi]] --Kitsuno 23:15, 7 January 2007 (PST)

I think it's not necessary--Shikisoku 17:23, 9 January 2007 (PST)

Ok, thanks. --Kitsuno 21:25, 9 January 2007 (PST)

Is the Roshigumi the same as the Mibu Roshigumi? --Kitsuno 19:13, 20 January 2007 (PST)

Some members of Roshigumi who remained in Kyoto became Mibu Roshigumi. Most members of the Roshigumi returned to Edo and became the Shinchogumi.--Shikisoku 21:24, 25 January 2007 (PST)

Ok, I was wondering because I see links to both the Roshigumi and the Mibu Roshigumie. I guess we'll need 2 articles then. --Kitsuno 21:51, 25 January 2007 (PST)


  • Please cite sources when you rewrite. I noticed you are mixing Lunar calendar and Western calendar. (This wiki takes Lunar calendar.)--Shikisoku 16:43, 12 January 2007 (PST)
  • "according to "Shinsengumi Episodes" (by Kojima Masataka), he died during the Satsuma Rebellion in 1877; according to "Shinsengumi Dokuhon~Taishi Gaiden 2", he died from an illness in 1873" You can add them on References--Shikisoku 16:53, 12 January 2007 (PST)


  • The Okita Soji's photo uploaded from "Shinsengumihq" is not confirmed by any researchers or historians.Shinsengumihq is good English Shinsengumi researching site but can't be a source.--Shikisoku 01:48, 16 January 2007 (PST)

and who else?

Lunar Calendar

"On November 18 (lunar calendar)" Do we have to mention Lunar calendar everytime when writing dates?--Shikisoku 17:12, 12 January 2007 (PST)

Since a lot of people get confused, I believe that we do have to mention it's a lunar calendar date whenever possible. Seven 17:16, 12 January 2007 (PST)

I had discussion about this with Kitsuno when writing Timeline. And conclusion was that this wiki takes Lunar calendar. So please stop adding (lunar calendar) until Kitsuno decide what to do.--Shikisoku 17:25, 12 January 2007 (PST)

There is no need to add "lunar calendar" because unless otherwise noted, it is understood as lunar calendar. I just have to update the main page to reflect that. You'll notice that on many of the shinsengumi bios for birth and death I have both. --Kitsuno 19:48, 12 January 2007 (PST)

My point exactly... It has to be noted somewhere (like on the main page. ) Seven 20:37, 12 January 2007 (PST)
The problem you've helped highlight is that there are so few people who actually edit, we pretty much all know the formats, so I'm sure it is a pain for new users to figure out how things need to be done. The "Help" section I have is OK, but pretty basic, I need to really go in and write specific sections for a variety of things, including dates, but also for biographies from different eras - the pre-Edo period biographies have been completely standardized, but those standards don't fit with (for example) the bakumatsu biographies because they contain fundamentally different information. It's on my to-do list, but it will be a slow process, since I dont have a lot of time right now to put all this down. --Kitsuno 22:06, 12 January 2007 (PST)

Nakajima Noboru and Nakajima Nobori are different persons.--Shikisoku 05:57, 5 February 2007 (PST)

See also 18:39, 12 January 2007 (PST)

Ikedaya floor plan

I've found a link which seems to have very good information about the Ikedaya floor plan (it is in Japanese). The link is[1]. The linkalso maps out the movement of key Shinsengumi members as they fought their way through the place. The only problem I see is that the site is copyrighted so we can't use their images. Anyway, check this site out.

--Obenjo Kusanosuke 07:01, 19 January 2007 (PST)

Rikoseishin is using CAD software to create an architectural map of the Ikedaya, so I can pretty much overlay onto that anything I want once he's done - "movements" aren't copyrighted, just that map but I can always notate it. --Kitsuno 09:43, 19 January 2007 (PST)

What's the latest on this? --Obenjo Kusanosuke 14:26, 3 May 2007 (PDT)

Shinsengumi article - Kiyokawa

In the shinsengumi article it says: "Right after they arrived at Kyoto, Kiyokawa's conspiracy was revealed." - What was the conspiracy? Was Kiyokawa secretly against the Bakufu? I remember reading something about this, but I can't remember exactly what this was about. --Kitsuno 08:20, 31 January 2007 (PST)

The Roshigumi supposed to be the guards of Shogun but Kiyokawa tried to change them to Sonno Joi troop.--Shikisoku 04:45, 1 February 2007 (PST)

Roshigumi Article

The new article looks good - I think it needs to get one final reorganization - it seems to end where it starts, sort of circular (probably because of the leftovers from the original). Also needs to be broken up in to sub-sections for ease of use (Maybe "Background", "organization", "First assignment" etc.- I'm just throwing out random ideas), and I think adding in the list of members would give it the final fill out. --Kitsuno 12:58, 31 January 2007 (PST)

I think Obenjo-san cared about me. You can modify the leftovers of original article to fit. Or delete it. But I think it should mention Kiyokawa Hachiro.--Shikisoku 04:48, 1 February 2007 (PST)


Obenjo, "Bigman Special Kaitei Shinban Shinsengumi. Seikaibunka-sha, 2003 " is it same as Kaiteishinban Shinsengumi?--Shikisoku 23:10, 2 May 2007 (PDT)

Shiki, I think they are indeed the same. Yellow cover with portraits of Kondo and Hijikata on the cover, right?--Obenjo Kusanosuke 14:23, 3 May 2007 (PDT)


Should Mibugumi be redirected to Mibu Roshigumi?--Shikisoku 05:16, 13 May 2007 (PDT)