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Shoka Village School, Hagi

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See where one of the Meji Restoration heroes, Yoshida Shoin, taught Japanese students of every social status at Shoka Village School. The tiny wooden and tiled roof school began as a single 13 sq m (139 sq ft) classroom with eight tatami floors. Eventually the students helped and added an additional room and 105 tatami floors. The celebrated teacher discussed the future of the nation here, inspiring many of his followers and students to become reformers of modern Japan. Inside, see the statue dedicated to the great mentor and photographs of the renowned reformers. Take a look at our Hagi trip generator to schedule your visit to Shoka Village School and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • To think that there are some great people here in the building was more than a little surprised, wow I thought
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  • In the Shoin-Jinja. And smaller than I thought in here though many of his deep emotion. Next to the residence of Ito Hirobumi and Buri of life can be traced.
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  • Room, between the grounds of the Shoin-Jinja and the hakuen Shoin Yoshida educated children of lower ranking Samurai and commoners is seen over the fence. He said from the school produced many famous people such as takasugi shinsaku and Itō Hirobumi.
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