What's "Choshu Five"?

choshu5.jpg(49748 byte) Kinsuke ENDO (director of mint bureau) Shunsuke ITO (later Hirobumi ITO, the first prime minister )
Yakichi NOMURA (later Masaru INOUE, "the father of Japanese railways")
Monta INOUE (later Kaoru INOUE, the first minister for foreign affairs) Yozo YAMAO (the father of Japanese industrialisation and engineering)

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The Exhibition of the Choshu Five