Hirano Shosuke

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Hirano's grave at the Nanshû Cemetery in Kagoshima
  • Died: 1877/9/24
  • Japanese: 平野 正介 (Hirano Shôsuke)

Hirano Shôsuke was a notable commander of Satsuma forces in the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion.

Hirano held the rank of Major (konoe rikugun shôsa) in the Imperial Japanese Army before resigning from that position. He then oversaw a cultivation project at Yoshino before returning to Kagoshima.

He died on 1877/9/24 in the battle of Shiroyama alongside his eldest brother Gôda Shichirô, second older brother Gôda Hachibei, and nephew (son of Shichirô) Gôda Yoshinosuke. Shôsuke's younger brother Gôda Inosuke died in the battle of Nobeoka.


  • Plaques on-site at the Nanshû Cemetery in Kagoshima.[1]