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Photograph by Ueno Hikoma; "Matsudaira Tadanari, lord of the Ueda domain, and three retainers"; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Matsudaira Tadanari (second from the left), who ruled the Ueda domain during the 1860s, sits for a photograph with a group of unidentified samurai, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Tadanari was related to one of the most powerful samurai lineages in Japanese history, the Tokugawa clan, which dominated the country from 1600 to 1868.





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