Shoka Village School, Hagi

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 the guesswork out of planning a Hagi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • In the premises of the Shoin-Jinja. Wonder grew up where Patriot of the restoration is considerably less than expected, a modest building, but with deep emotion. Some would take your knowledge of the history of the time is worth.
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  • I went in the rain. Shoin shrine. It is useful because you can park that lies beyond the Shoin shrine Torii went by car, free parking. A few minutes walk. Just imagine here than I was in a small building, but had many pupils lectures, and was deeply moved. Also preserved were well impressed.
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  • Recent tourist destination, visitors are not careful consciously, in tourist spots wanted "real" and building after reconstruction or imitation building and you know, to be disappointed. However, this "syoka" is real.  But the wonder of Yoshida Shoin lecturing his pupils had room, how many young people sitting here, were audited. Pupils attend actually the husks around the door during class, stood in the garden seems to be had. One of them was Itō Hirobumi. If he, although the samurai of family status ashigaru under class was very "up" and did. Seems to have been handling this is cold warrior society rules, different from the son of a samurai of the middle class, such as kogoro Katsura and takasugi shinsaku. While thinking about these kind of things, I saw under the overcast sky in early April, building his pupils took some lonely now.
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