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Relief of Lafcadio Hearn(Koizumi Yakumo)

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This monument is engraved with the closing remarks of Lafcadio Hearn’s speech entitled “The Future of the Far East,” which he presented in English on January 27th, 1894. The monument was erected to commemorate Goko’s 75th anniversary in 1962 by the alumni association.
The relief was created by Ishihara Shouichi, sculptor and professor emeritus of Kumamoto University (Faculty of Education), and was set up by his supporters in 2004 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Hearn’s death.