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Expanded Hearn museum reopens in Shimane

Jul 16, 2016

Expanded Hearn museum reopens in Shimane

A museum in Shimane Prefecture reopened on Saturday with more exhibition space for the personal effects and books of naturalized Japanese writer Lafcadio Hearn, also known as Yakumo Koizumi. The Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum in Matsue had been closed since January for a renewal that ...

Lafcadio Hearn: 'Japanese Thru and Tru'

Sep 20, 2014

Lafcadio Hearn: 'Japanese Thru and Tru'

by Roger Pulvers

A small cage was opened at Lafcadio Hearn's funeral, setting birds into the air, the soul of the deceased presumably taking flight with them. His coffin was draped in chrysanthemums and fragrant olive, adorned by a laurel wreath. Seven Buddhist priests read the sutras ...