日本での一年間

March 20, 2011

Lafcadio Hearn’s Former Residence

Lafcadio Hearn was born in Greece in 1850, the son of an Irish man and a Greek woman. He grew up in Dublin and moved to Ohio at the age of 19 and became a journalist. He worked in New Orleans and  Martinique before coming to Japan in 1890. He lived in Matsue, Kumamoto, and Tokyo before passing away in Tokyo in 1904. While in Japan, he married Koizumi Setsu, daughter of a samurai family and took on the name Koizumi Yakumo. Hearn wrote several books on Japan and helped shape the way the Western world viewed Japan over a hundred years ago, when the Western world still knew very little about the country that had been closed to most of the West until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

A statue of Mr. Lafcadio Hearn

Roof at Lafcadio's former residence. He only lived here for about a year.

Flowers in the entranceway.

Looking into Lafcadio's garden.

Alcove in the traditional Japanese room.

Garden path

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1 Comment »

  1. Nice photos, thank you

    Comment by takis efstathiou — April 3, 2013 @ 7:16 am


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