From SamuraiWiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
  • Died: 1858/11/19
  • Other Names: 忍向 (Ninkô), 成就院 (Seijuku-in)
  • Japanese: 月照 (Gesshou)

Gesshô, also known as Ninkô, was a Buddhist monk in close association with Saigô Takamori and others in the mid-to-late 1850s. On 1858/11/19, he and Takamori attempted to commit suicide together by drowning themselves in Kinkô Bay (in or near Kagoshima City); Saigô survived, but Gesshô did not. He was posthumously granted the Senior Fourth Rank.


  • Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 3, University of Tokyo Shiryôhensanjo (1937), 100.