The museum is situated in a house once occupied by Shoin Yoshida [1830-1859] and a doctor friend. Memorabilia connected to ... More
Yoshida Shoin House
The museum is situated in a house once occupied by Shoin Yoshida [1830-1859] and a doctor friend. Memorabilia connected to the late Edo-early Meiji period famous writer/teacher Shoin Yoshida is on display. In his enthusiasm to acquire Western knowledge, he made an unsuccessful try to stow away on Commodore Perry's flagship, the USS Powhatan. He was spared the death sentence after Shozan Sakuma, a teacher of his, intervened, but was later executed after being found guilty of conspiring to assassinate a Shogun emissary. He's remembered for establishing a school in Hagi called Shokasonjuku for the children of disenfranchised Choshu daimyo.
This museum is a must visit not only for the connoisseur of good wines but also for anyone who has
an interest in this most historical of all beverages. As well as exhibits that show the history and development ...
Associated with the anti war principles of Ritsumeikan University, this museum's objective is to explain the cause and realities of
war in order to promote peace. Films, simulation devices (e.g. The Plan to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Kyoto), ...
Seiryuso is a famous ryokan where former U.S. President Jimmy Carter spent a few nights. This is a deluxe Japanese
style inn; dinner and breakfast are included in the price of a stay. The rooms are done along very ...