Hakodate City Museum Of Literature

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Hakodate City Museum Of Literature

Hakodate City Museum Of Literature
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,170 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Hakodate City Museum Of Literature (Bungeikan) is located about fifty meters east of Hoppou Minzoku Shiryoukan (Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples) . The building housing the museum was built in 1921 and was the Hakodate Branch of Dai-ichi Bank (now part of Mizuho Bank) until 1964. The museum displays mementoes of writers, poets and journalists related to Hakodate.A large section is allocated to Taku boku Ishikawa, a genius poet who died young in 1912 at the age of twenty-six. Five years before he died Takuboku stayed four months in Hakodate after leaving his home village Shibutami in Iwate Prefecture. I understand that Takuboku thought the brief stay in Hakodate as his happiest days and that his grave is in Hakodate. The Takuboku displays were initially housed in the Hoppou Minzoku Shiryoukan and transferred to the Literature Museum when it opened in 1993. Although I appreciate Hakodate City being proud of its relation with Takuboku, perhaps it may be not in line with the interests of tourists wanting to know Hakodate’s international heritage. We visited because it was included in the combined ticket we had bought at Hoppou Minzoku Shiryoukan (Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples).
Written October 8, 2018
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