MATSUE, SHIMANE PREF. – A museum in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, kicked off a yearlong exhibition Sunday to follow the footsteps of naturalized Japanese writer Lafcadio Hearn, also known as Yakumo Koizumi, through photographs.
Born to an Irish father and Greek mother in 1850, Hearn arrived in Japan in 1890 and married a Japanese woman in Matsue, where he lived for a while. He introduced Japan’s traditional culture to the world before passing away in 1904 at the age of 54.
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