Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum

Yonago, Japan

Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum

The Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum (小泉八雲記念館, Koizumi Yakumo Kinenkan) is a writer's house museum established in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan in 1933. Lafcadio Hearn lived in Matsue from August 1890 to November 1891, and the museum was built next to his former residence, itself designated an Historic Site in 1940. The original museum was modelled on the Goethe-Nationalmuseum in Weimar, but it was rebuilt in a more traditional Japanese style in 1984. The museum attracts around 150,000 visitors a year.



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