Yoshida Shoin Shrine
Shoin-san's 193rd birthday
Nothing is steadfast but the will, nothing endures but one's achievements. —Yoshida Shoin
Today marks the 193rd birthday for Yoshida Shoin, the father of the Meiji Restoration. There are more popular figures in Japanese history, but I enjoyed learning about this determined political activist and dedicated teacher from the mid 1800s for my first book.
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