Lafcadio Hearn's House

Historic Building in Kumamoto

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. The house is closed indefinitely due to earthquake damage.

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