I visited to Soseki Memorial Hall
Last Friday was one of Japanese holidays, called “Cultural Day.” My wife, her mother and I visited Soseki Memorial Hall together. It took around a half hour walk from my home to it.
Soseki Memorial Hall is located at the place of the last Soseki Natsume’s house. Soseki Natsume is one of the most famous novelists. His portrait is printed on a thousand-yen bill. He is a Japanese Lu Xun.
Last year was 150th birth anniversary, and this year is 100th anniversary after death, so last month his memorial hall was open. His novels were written more than 100 years before, but I don’t think of his novels old at all, and could understand what he wanted to express very much. He was born and dead in my neighborhood, so I feel familiar with him.
I’d like to read his novels again.