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Shoka Village School

1573 Chinto, Hagi 758-0011, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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There was the Meiji Restoration now on a day 150 years ago. This is the school which leader Shouin... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2017
Kobe, Japan
Academy that raising up young power for revolution

"Shokasonjuku Academy" is one of the most popular historical spot in Japan. The mentor Shoin... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2017
Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
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“wooden house” (2 reviews)
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1573 Chinto, Hagi 758-0011, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

There was the Meiji Restoration now on a day 150 years ago. This is the school which leader Shouin Yoshida (Japanese call him Yoshida Shouin Sensei ) opened. Shouin Yoshida died at the age of 28 years old. But he borought up many political leaders...More

Thank Sosyokugakihon
Reviewed June 19, 2017

"Shokasonjuku Academy" is one of the most popular historical spot in Japan. The mentor Shoin Yoshida motivated many talented students for the Meiji Restoration (1867), event though the period he taught was only one and half years and he was executed in 1859. You can...More

Thank mariko_tanaka
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

This was really neat to walk through. The signs have English so you can read what each building was used for.

Thank Angie R
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This private school (Shōka Sonjuku), which was established in the 1840s, turned out many heroes who led the Meiji Restoration to a success. You can see the outside and the inside of the wooden house, where although it was only for one year, they eagerly...More

Thank Masahiro_12
Reviewed March 17, 2015

In the same property with Shouin-Temple, there is a wooden residence and academy of the mentor "Shouin Yoshida". You will be shocked to see the size of the academy. So tiny! But there, Shouin studied and discussed futures of Japan with many of his followers...More

2  Thank Michiquita4
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Another of the Meji Restoration heroes. After being accused of sedition, etc., he was confined to house arrest (on his own undertaking not to leave). He lived and taught in this very small 2 roomed building and was only able to leave the building to...More

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