Lafcadio Hearn's House

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Lafcadio Hearn's House information

Kumamoto , Japan
2-6 Ansei-machi
admission ¥200
Opening hours
9.30am-4.30pm, closed Mon & 29 Dec–3 Jan
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Irish-Greek immigrant Lafcadio Hearn (aka Koizumi Yakumo; 1850–1904) became one of the foremost interpreters of Japanese culture to the outside world. He lived in town from 1891 to 1894, in this house dating from 1877.