Oyama Tsunayoshi

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Ôyama's grave at the Nanshû Cemetery in Kagoshima
  • Died: 1877/9/30
  • Other Names: 格之助 (Kakunosuke)
  • Japanese: 大山綱良 (Ooyama Tsunayoshi)

Ôyama Tsunayoshi was the first governor of Kagoshima prefecture.

He was elected governor of Kagoshima in 1874, but was stripped of his position in 1877 after it was discovered he was supplying funds and ammunition to Saigô Takamori's anti-government rebels. Ôyama was arrested in Kobe, and was executed on 30 September 1877. He is buried in the Nanshû Cemetery in Kagoshima.

Preceded by:
Governor of Kagoshima prefecture
Succeeded by:
Iwamura Michitoshi


  • Plaque at Ôyama's grave in Kagoshima.[1]