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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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  • The place became the starting point of the Meiji Restoration, in delight history buffs. Many of the greats such as takasugi shinsaku and Itō Hirobumi was produced.
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  • Syoka is famous as the place has produced plenty of restoration of famous private schools appeared on the stage of history, very. Is a must-see if you wish when you come to the surprising and small, was surprised. Guess where!... will be-I--. In its own way is inspiring stuff!
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