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For Lisa Gay's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

A journey inside the mind of Lafcadio Hearn

Nov 5, 2010

A journey inside the mind of Lafcadio Hearn

One hundred and twenty years ago, Greek-Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn first arrived in Japan; in Matsue, a provincial backwater in Shimane Prefecture, he became Koizumi Yakumo — his adopted Japanese name. Enamored with the city’s ancient and enduring culture, he married into a local ...