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Itohara Memorial Hall  
   

Itohara Memorial Hall

The Itohara family is said to have come from samurai sent to Shimane from Hiroshima in 1624, and who settled in the present location in 1798. They worked at iron-making for 280 years. The Itohara Memorial Hall was founded in order to preserve valuable treasures gathered by the family.
Shimane Sights

September 21st 2006
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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