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Lafcadio Hearn's Former Residence
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This was the residence of Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo), the author who introduced Japan to the West in "Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan" and several other writings, and his wife Setsu for six months, from May to November 1891. The house is a wooden one-story tile-roofed structure, a traditional Japanese style, and was built over 250 years ago in the Kyoho period (1716 - 1734) as the residence of a samurai family. Hearn, who enjoyed looking at the garden, most often used a room in the house that provided a three-dimensional view of the garden. The ornaments decorating the rooms of the house and the trees in the garden are preserved as they were during the Hearns' residence.
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Address Matsue city, Kitahori-cho
Access Next to the Lafcadio Hearnfs Memorial Museum bus stop on the Lake-line sightseeing bus service
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