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Lafcadio Hearn

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was an Irish journalist that became a Japanese citizen during his time spent in Matsue where he took a Japanese wife and name (Koizumi Yakumo). He worked in Matsue as a teacher in 1890, but his greatest contribution was as a writer--detailing his time in Japan as well as re-telling local stories. A museum dedicated to Hearn is located near his old residence along the old Shiomi samurai street.

 

Shiomi Nawate. Matsue, Shimane.

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Taken on March 23, 2012