Monday, January 3, 2011

Confucian studies

This week I have an entry for the supplement for an institution that played a major role in education in Japanese history.

If you have ever visited Tokyo and crossed the bridge on the Kandagawa that leads from Jimbōchō to Kanda Myojin you may have noticed a series of traditional buildings to the east of the bridge on the north bank of the river.

This is commonly referred to as Yushima Seidō, more properly it was called the Shōheikō 昌平黌.

I hope to visit the buildings on my next trip to Tokyo, the last time I was in the area it was early evening and they were closed for the day. I have heard that on Sundays you can have greater access to parts of the grounds normally not open to the public.

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