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Hagi Museum

The museum was built in 2004 as a center of “Hagiology”. In line with various themes on Hagiology such as nature, culture, history, talents from Hagi, and so forth, a variety of materials including artifacts and writings are on exhibit. We’d like you to have a look at some exhibitions and get hold of Hagiology with your imagination. Then, please go out on expedition into the roofless museum of Hagi and you are sure to enjoy your tour to your heart's content.

Hagi, the place of quickening of the Meiji Restoration

 Hagi is situated on the delta of the Abu river and faces the Sea of Japan. It is rich in nature and blessed with scenic beauty. For more than 260 years after Terumoto Mori built his castle at the
foot of Mt. Shizuki, Hagi flourished as the castle town of the Choshu domain. The Choshu domain had an annual tax yield of 370,000 koku (about two million bushels) of rice.
 Hagi also produced many of the ambitious royalists who fought to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate and brought about the Meiji Restoration in 1868. There remain lots of traces of those days in the city and still vividly in evidence are vestiges of Hagi's past as a castle town. Visitors will be sure to encounter such historic interests and feel nostalgic for the past. The premises of samurai houses together with the rich merchant houses over an extensive area have been well preserved and help Hagi maintain the appearance of a castle town.
 Hagi's charm lies in its quiet and historic surroundings.

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