The house of Lefkadio Hern, now a museum, in Matsue city.
The house where writer Lefkadios Hern lived in Matsue city.
Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was an open-minded writer and world-traveller who settled in Matsue as an English teacher in 1890. There, he met his wife, daughter to a samurai family, and lived in a simple but beautiful traditional Japanese house on Shiomi Nawate Street, north of Matsue Castle. His former residence is now open to the public, and located next to it is the Memorial Museum dedicated to his life and his works.