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Sakurada Mon, also known as Sakurada Gate, is a gate protecting the nishinomaru (western ward) of Edo Castle where the location of the palaces and residences of the retired shogun and the heir-apparent lived. The gate is also the location of where Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke (1815–1860) was assassinated on 24 March 1860 by rōnin samurai of the Mito Domain.

Source: Wikipedia: Edo Castle, Wikipedia: Sakuradamon Incident (1860)