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Shoin Shrine is dedicated to Yoshida Shoin (1830–1859 吉田松陰), a native of Hagi who was a leading intellectual and educator during the final years of the Tokugawa shogunate.This is the first torii.
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Short path to the shrine has various monuments.
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Giant ema wooden prayer tablet with a picture of Yoshida Shoin (right) and student Yamagata Aritomo who became the father of Japanese militarism.
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In 2018, Hagi is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration.
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Marker for the Shoka-sonjuku school as a historical site.
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About the the Shoka-sonjuku school.
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Yoshida's poem.
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QR code for more info in Japanese.
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About the the Shoka-sonjuku school.
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Shoka-sonjuku school. 松下村塾
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Pictures of the school's famous students.
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Shoka-sonjuku school. 松下村塾
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Shoka-sonjuku school lecture room.
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Portrait of Yoshida Shoin in Shoka-sonjuku school. He taught at the school for only a year. 松下村塾
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Yoshida Shoin's living quarters.
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Yoshida Shoin was confined here in 1855 after being arrested for trying to stowaway on Perry's ship.
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About Yoshida Shoin's confinement.
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Yoshida Shoin was confined here in 1855.
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The school building is the original from Yoshida's days.
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Shoin Jinja Shrine torii.
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Shoin Jinja Shrine dedicated to Yoshida Shoin. 松陰神社
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Inside Shoin Shrine
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Adjacent to Shoin Shrine is Shomon Shrine that worships the students of Yoshida Shoin. 松門神社
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Shomon Shrine 松門神社
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About Shomon Shrine. 松門神社
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Wishes on a pine tree.
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Amulet shop
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Shrine amulets.
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Ema wooden prayer tablet.
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Exiting the shrine's torii.
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Monument indicating a visit by the Emperor and Empress and Crown Prince and Princess.
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Filial piety bamboo.
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Mori Shigetaka's tea room in his villa.
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Monument indicating this place as where the Meiji Restoration started.
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Happy New Year 2018
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Yoshida Shoin History Museum is also within the shrine grounds. 吉田松蔭歴史館
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Yoshida Shoin's family tree.
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Yoshida Shoin's family when he was a child. (Sugi family)
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Yoshida Shoin with his brother and father.
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Shoin listening to a lecture at the school that hr would later take over.
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Teacher, Mori clan head.
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Yoshida Shoin studying.
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Shoin enters Sakuma Shozan school.
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Commodore Perry's USS Powhatan flagship.
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Commodore Perry's troops.
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Yoshida Shoin riding on a boat to Commodore Perry's USS Powhatan flagship to try and stowaway to America.
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About the Ansei Purge.
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Shoin confined.
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Shoin imprisoned.
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Shoin to be executed. (The museum does not show the decapitation.)
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Historical figures from Choshu (Yamaguchi).
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Leaving Shoin Shrine.
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