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Duel between a Shōgitai (left) and a Shaguma (right) in the Battle of Ueno.

The Shōgitai (彰義隊, lit. "League to Demonstrate Righteousness") was an elite corps of the Shogunate during the Bakumatsu period in Japan. The Shōgitai took a large part in the battles of the Boshin war, especially at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi, and the Battle of Ueno, where they were nearly exterminated.[1][2]