Ryōsen-Ji Treasure Museum

Ryōsen-Ji Treasure Museum information

Izu Peninsula , Japan
admission ¥500
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Located next to Ryōsen-ji temple is the Ryōsen-ji Treasure Museum , displaying exhibits relating to the arrival of Westerners in Japan. These include pictures depicting Okichi-san, a courtesan who was forced to give up the man she loved in order to attend to the needs of the brutal barbarian, Harris. When Harris left Japan five years later, Okichi-san was stigmatised for having had a relationship with a foreigner and she was eventually driven to drink and suicide.