Seikeishoin is the Kangakujuku (Chinese Studies School) opened by the great figure of Tajima, Ikeda Soan, between the Bakumatsu and Meiji period. Soan had an innovative teaching method where he combined Neo-Confucianism and Yomei-Gaku. The teaching focused on self-discipline, training and educating the younger generation. By the time of his death in the 11th year of the Meiji period, he had a total of 673 students. He raised various students who assisted with the modernization of Japan including Kunimichi Kitagaki and Hara Rokurou. In the Sekeishoin Inshiryoukann over a hundred of Soan’s belongings and books are displayed.

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  • Address: 171 Yokacho Shukunami, Yabu
  • Tel: 079-664-1628
  • Admission: Free (If visiting the museum ¥300)
  • Hours: Open to the public during all hours (If coming to visit the museum section reservations are required). ※ Reservations available in Japanese only.
  • Holidays: None


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