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Tochigi

Articles and travel guides on famous and not so famous destinations in Tochigi Prefecture

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  • Ashikaga Gakko

    Ashikaga Gakkō (足利学校, Ashikaga School) was a major educational facility of the Muromachi Period (1333-1573), and is located in what is now the...
  • Tochigi Prefecture

    Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県) is located in central Honshū and bordered by Gunma, Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Saitama prefectures. The Yamizo Mountains...
  • Kurita Museum

    The Kurita Museum is located in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, and holds one of the largest private collections of Imari and Nabeshima...
  1. Ashikaga Gakko

    Ashikaga Gakkō (足利学校, Ashikaga School) was a major educational facility of the Muromachi Period (1333-1573), and is located in what is now the city of Ashikaga in Tochigi Prefecture. The exact date of its founding is unknown; there are several theories about the identity of the original founder, but the most likely candidate is Ashikaga Yoshikane (足利義兼, 1154-1199), a warrior in the service of the Kamakura shogunate. At its inception, it was little more than a library for the use of family members. Only in 1439, when Uesugi Norizane (上杉憲実, 1410-1466), who held a number of high government...
  2. Kurita Museum

    The Kurita Museum is located in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, and holds one of the largest private collections of Imari and Nabeshima porcelain. It was established by Hideo Kurita who first displayed his vast collection in 1968 in the Kurita Show Room and then in 1972 in the Kurita Museum Hall in Tokyo before opening the Kurita Museum (栗田美術館 Kurita Bijutsukan) in his hometown of Ashikaga in 1975. The museum grounds, located on top of a picturesque hill, cover almost ten hectares, the museum hall is surrounded by red pine trees and a landscaped garden. The collection houses around...
  3. Tochigi Prefecture

    Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県) is located in central Honshū and bordered by Gunma, Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Saitama prefectures. The Yamizo Mountains (八溝山地) on the east and the Taishaku (丹生山系) and Ashio mountains (足尾山地) on the west are separated by a central plain watered by the Nakagawa and several other rivers. The climate is distinguished by moist, hot summers and dry, cool winters. Tochigi Prefecture History Known as Shimotsuke Province (下野国 Shimotsuke-no-kuni) after the Taika Reform (大化の改新 Taika no Kaishin) of 645, the area came under the control of the Ashikaga family in the latter part...
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