Literary Men¡Çs Hometown
He was born to the family of successive doctors served for the lords of Tsuwano. He grew up to be at once an army surgeon and a novelist."Ogai Mori Memorial Hall", adjacent to his old house, contains about 3000 microfilmed pieces of his correspondence, as well as precious data on his works and life. The hall meets the needs of the lovers of Ogai and has been a state-designated spot of historical interest.
At age of 20, he became the professor of the Tsuwano clan school, Yorokan. The visit of Perry's fleets to Japan (in 1853) encouraged him to escaped from the clan to Holland where he studied laws. After his return to Japan, he translated a law book into Japanese. He was given an important post in the modern Meiji Government and endeavored in introducing the Western-style philosophy. His old house has been a state-designated spot of historical interest.
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