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This is the school house of Shoin Yoshida, located on the grounds of Shoin Temple in Hagi City, Japan (Shoin Shrine is dedicated to Yoshida). From 1859 Yoshida taught some very famous pupils here who went on to be the architects of modern Japan at the start of the Meiji period (1868 - 1912). The Shoka Sonjuku academy was started in 1842 by Yoshida's uncle Bunnoshin Tamaki, and in 1859 Yoshida took it over at age 28 and taught his theory of National politics. He accepted students of all class based on his idea that all have an equal right to learn. Although he taught for only two and a half years, Yoshida mentored some very famous pupils that included such famous politicians as Hirofumi Ito, Genzui Kusaka, Shinsaku Takasugi and Aritomo Yamaguchi. This site is now designated as a national historic site.
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This is the school house of Shoin Yoshida, located on the grounds of Shoin Temple in Hagi City, Japan (Shoin Shrine is dedicated to Yoshida). From 1859 Yoshida taught some very famous pupils here who went on to be the architects of modern Japan at the start of the Meiji period (1868 - 1912). The Shoka Sonjuku academy was started in 1842 by Yoshida's uncle Bunnoshin Tamaki, and in 1859 Yoshida took it over at age 28 and taught his theory of National politics. He accepted students of all class based on his idea that all have an equal right to learn. Although he taught for only two and a half years, Yoshida mentored some very famous pupils that included such famous politicians as Hirofumi Ito, Genzui Kusaka, Shinsaku Takasugi and Aritomo Yamaguchi. This site is now designated as a national historic site.