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Shibue Shiyo (1719-1792)

Last Modified:3/3/2016

Succeeding his two masters’ teaching, “Classical Study" (a Confucian teaching)) and “Honoring the Kikuchi Clan”, Shiyo built the base of education in Kikuchi. He established his private school, “Shugen-Tei” and taught over 300 students. He did not serve for the local government because of different ways of thinking, but was called as the “Hidden Wise Man of North Kumamoto.” Shiyo worked hard to build the gravestone of Takemitsu who had raised up against the government.

Takemitsu Graveyard



Social Education Section, Lifelong Learning Division, Education Board of Kikuchi City

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