Lafcadio Hearn was born in Greece in 1850 to a father from Ireland and a mother from Greece. He was a British explorer who came to Japan in the 18th century and became a well-known author who introduced aspects of Japanese culture to the western world .
In addition to his thirty other publications, Hearn was best known for his short story book "" Kwaidan "". His writings have been praised for their authentic views of Meiji-era Japan, unbiased from its Western origins.
He lived in Matsue for about a year of his life and his former residence is now open to the public, along with a museum next door dedicated to his work and person.
11-minute walk from Kumamoto Transportation Center 10-minute tram ride from Karashimacho Tram stop to Toorichosuji 20-minute tram ride from Kumamoto Station to Toorichosuji 5-minute walk from Toorichosuji to the residence
When walking the streets of Matsue, you might notice the image of a Westerner on signs, and some quotes engraved on stone plaques..
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Tengaiten (天外天) serves up Kumamoto ramen in the city centre – tonkotsu ramen with garlic.
Copious set lunches with a focus on fresh fruits and vegetables at Jyagaya in downtown Kumamoto
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