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JR Adogawa Station (East exit) on JR Kosei Line. MAP
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Sign outside Adogawa Station announcing the 400th anniversary in 2008 of Confucian philosopher Nakae Toju's birth.
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Statue of Nakae Toju (1608–1648) in front of Adogawa Station. He is one of Takashima city's favorite sons. 中江藤樹
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Statue of 17th-century Confucian philosopher Nakae Toju in front of Adogawa Station. He is noted for embodying filial piety, especially to his mother. 中江藤樹
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Way to Nakae Toju's hometown.
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Sign announcing that Adogawa is the birthplace of Nakae Toju.
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Street corner plaque with one of Toju's sayings.
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Way to Nakae Toju's hometown.
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Misspelled word (Prirate).
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Gate to Yomeien Garden, a Chinese-style garden.
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Gate to Yomeien Garden
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Yomeien Garden 陽明園
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Yomeien Garden, Adogawa, Shiga 陽明園 MAP
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Yomeien Garden 陽明園
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Yomeien Garden 陽明園
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Yomeien Garden
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Nakae Toju Memorial Hall is a small museum dedicated to Toju. Open 9 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Mon. during Oct.-Feb. 中江藤樹記念館 MAP
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Inside Nakae Toju Memorial Hall
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Library in Nakae Toju Memorial Hall
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Toju Jinja Shrine. 藤樹神社
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Toju Shrine
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Toju Shrine
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Toju Shrine main hall
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Temple with Nakae Toju's gravestone. 藤樹先生墓所
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Nakae Toju's gravestone (left) in Adogawa, Takashima. 藤樹先生墓所
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Clear stream next to the Toju Shoin Study.
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Rear of Toju Shoin Study.
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Toju Shoin Study (drawing room) where Toju lived and taught. Reconstruction of the original building which burned down. 藤樹書院
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Toju Shoin Study (drawing room). 藤樹書院
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Inside Toju Shoin Study (drawing room). 藤樹書院
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Scroll of Nakae Toju in the Toju Shoin Study (drawing room). 藤樹書院
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Toju Shoin Study (drawing room). 藤樹書院
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Wooden sculpture of Nakae Toju
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Inside Ryochikan, an exhibition and rest house. 良知館
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Nakae Toju portrait
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Toju-no-Sato Adogawa, a roadside shopping and restaurant complex (michinoeki) selling local products. MAP
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Statue of Nakae Toju expressing filial piety for his mother. In front of Toju-no-Sato Adogawa.
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Inside Toju-no-Sato Adogawa. Fresh produce, drinks, sweets, snacks, and souvenirs are sold.
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One famous local specialty is the Adoberry, a boysenberry-like berry used to make diverse products such as jam, juice, cakes, etc.
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Toju-no-Sato Adogawa also has a small fan museum.
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Adogawa is also noted for the production of the bamboo skeletons for Japanese folding fans.
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How bamboo skeletons for Japanese folding fans are made.
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Monument for Adogawa's 300-year fan production.
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Adogawa also has a shoreline road and cycling road. This is how it looks. Entering Adogawa from Shin-Asahi.
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Adogawa River
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Kamo River empties into Lake Biwa.
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Entrance to Omi-Shirahama Beach
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Omi-Shirahama Beach on Lake Biwa. MAP
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Also part of Adogawa is Okino-shiraishi Rocks, a few km off shore and a favorite place for birds which turned the rocks white from their droppings. Four rocks stand 80 meters deep in the lake. Out of the water, the tallest stands 14 meters high. 沖の白
   
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