Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Yamamoto Kakuma (1828-1892) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period, who went on to become an educator and politician in the Meiji era. A native of Aizu, Kakuma served the Aizu daimyo Matsudaira Katamori during the latter''s tenure in Kyoto, and fought at the Battle of Hamaguri Gate (August 20, 1864) and the early stages of the Boshin War (1868 - 1869). He was also an instructor at Nisshinkan, the Aizu domain''s school for samurai. Around the start of the Boshin War, Kakuma lost his eyesight and was taken into custody by the Satsuma Domain. Later, he was able to become a member of the prefectural assembly of Kyoto. After becoming a Christian, Kakuma worked with Joseph Hardy Neesima to found Doshisha University in Kyoto. Kakuma himself served as the university''s second president. Kakuma''s sister was Neesima Yae, who also fought in the Boshin War.
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