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Shayokan - Osamu Dazai Memorial Hall

A magnificent house built by Dazai’s father, Genemon Tsushima, in 1907 (two years before Dazai was born). Constructed in a semi-Western style with a half-hipped roof, the entire house (including a rice granary) is built with Aomori cypress wood and characterized by its massive architectural style. Designated as an important national cultural property, it is also a valuable wooden structure built during the Meiji period. A favorite cloak worn by Dazai, his writing utensils, handwritten manuscripts and letters are displayed in the exhibition room within the rice granary, where video programs are also shown. This memorial hall provides a rare opportunity for visitors to learn about Dazai during his childhood years.

Hours open (May to October)08:30 to 18:00 (last admission: 17:30);
(November to April): 09:00 to 17:00 (last admission: 16:30)
Closed December 29
Admission 500 yen for adults;
300 yen for senior high school and college students;
200 yen for elementary and junior high school students
Address 412-1 Asahiyama, Kanagi-machi, Goshogawara City, Aomori Prefecture

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