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Think about the great man who nurtured Ninomiya

Shonan Area 2h30m

You can see the work of artist Futami Toshitoki and letters sent by famed journalist Tokutomi Sohō, both of whom are connected to Ninomiya. Whilst pondering the ideas that lead to great works of art and literature, you can visit the memorial museum and deepen your knowledge of Ninomiya's historical figures.

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Ninomiya-cho Futami Museum

The works of the Ninomiya-born artist Toshitoki Futami and material about him are collected and put on display here. It is located west of Ninomiya's central tourist attraction, Azumayama Park. Experience new discoveries and inspiration as you engage with the arts in nature's lush harmony.

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Azuma Shrine

This shrine is located in Ninomiya's Azumayama Park. Oto Tachibana Hime no Mikoto, wife of the Japanese hero Yamato Takeru no Mikoto, cast herself into the ocean to quell its raging waters and pray for her husband's safety and success. Her comb drifted ashore and was buried in the place now known as Azuma Shrine.

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Tokutomi Soho Memorial hall

It was built on the grounds by Hikoichi Shiozaki, who admired Sohou Tokutomi and took care of his personal affairs as his secretary before, during, and after the war, and stuck with him through thick and thin until Sohou’s death. Correspondence, works of art, written works, and collections of books related to Sohou are displayed in the hall.

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