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Henry Harada (b. November 03, 1860, d. date unknown)Henry Harada (son of Magasaboro Harada and Confa) was born November 03, 1860 in HAGI,YAMAGUCHIKENPERFECTURE ,JAPAN, and died date unknown.He married Romelia Peralta on September 11, 1938 in parishof sanmiguel , socorronewmexico, daughter of juan peralta and jesusita chacon.
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Hagi is located in the northwest part of Yamaguchi Prefecture?Nestled between the Chugoku mountains,the city Sits in a river delta formed on the lower reaches of the Abu river that flows into the Sea of Japan.
With sningtunning mountain views and a beautiful coastline?it is a quintessential small Japanese city.
The city became important in 1604 when Mori Terumoto moved to the small city and built a castle to lord over the region, then known as choushu.
The Mori clan resded in Hagi for more than 260years before moving to Yamaguchi city in 1863?Hagi is probably most famous as the home of the Yoshida Shoin?
An educator who taught many high ranking officals of the Meji government?From Hagi came the seeds of the Meji Restoration that brought Japan into the Modern era.
The smallest volcano in Asia.Roughly 112 meters above sea level,it is
tholoide shaped in a basalt terrace.There is an observatory with parking
at the summit of the mountain.From the top you can observe several
islands in the japan Sea.The sunset is especially beautiful from this
At the base of Kasa Yama lies Myojus in pond.It is unusual in that is a
salt water pond that has no obvious connection to the sea.Water circulates
through gaps in the rocks.
There are variety of salt water fish inhabiting the pond,including sea
bream,giltheads,gray mullets,and rays.It's possible to feed the fish for
a little fun.
Around the backside of the Kasa Yama lies some 15,000 camellia trees of
60 different variety in a protected grove 10 hectare in area.
The natural occurrence of so many trees is scientifically rare,and the
flowering in early spring and early winter is attended by people from
all over the area.The area is designated a natural monument:"Kasa Yama
Constructed in 1853 by the Mori clan for construction of weaponry,it is
divided into two chimneys reaching to 11.5 meters.Brick and basalt are
used throughout. The existence of the Hansha-ro is representative of the
Mori zeal for change in the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Shoka-son Juku(Yoshida Shoin's Academy)
Yoshida Shoin had schemed to study abroad by hiding away on one of
William Perry's"Black Ships,"but he ultimately failed.He instead formed
a private academy to tutor young students in what was then radical
thoughts.The tutoring was for two and a half years,and educated many
leaders of the new Meji government.The academy is located in shoin Shrine.
Tokoji was built in 1691 by Mori Yosinari,the third generation master
of the Mori clan,is buried at Tokoji.Even members of the clan are buried
at Daishoin Temple.A beautiful setting,made up of an inner and outer gate,
a bell tower,maletreasure,and sanctum remain to be viewed.
There are also over 500 stone lanterns representing the retainers of the
Every August candles are placed in the lanterns to welcome home the Mori
Yoshida Shoin's Birthplace
This is also called the "Dumpling Rock." Yoshida Shoin was born here in
There is a good view of Hagi castle from here.
Meirinkan is the primary academic hall established by the Mori clan.
In the history of the Japan it remains an eminent landmark,and is
compared to Mito's "koudoukan" and Kagoshima's"kouzitukan".Sakamoto
Ryouma of Tosa practiced kendo here.
Meirinkan holds great patriotic spirit.At the center of the complex
lies Suiren pool which is said to be the oldest in Japan.It was used for
training horses as well as people in swimming.
Ruins Of Hagi Castle
The castle was completed in 1604 and was used for about 260 years.It
was made of some 360,000 stones.
It was dismantle in 1874 after the Meji Restoration by direction of
Kouin Kido.The lower battlements remain and contain Shizuki koen with
hundreds of cherry trees.From the castle wall's Kikugahama can be viewed
as well as the sea.
From this beach you can see the remains of the Hagi castle as well as
several close lying islands.Prohably the most important aspect of the
beach is the blue water which isreat for swimming during the summer
Joka-machi(The Castle Town)
The intermediate-class samurai and wealthy merchants made this area
home.Many of the homes still remain to this day.The long white walls and
small streets make this an ideal place to ride a bicycle or talk a slow
walk.In this district lie the homes of Kouin Kido and Syuusuke Aoki.
Kikuya was a wealthy merchant who worked with the Mori clan.The family
gained great power even though merchants were restricted to lower class
status.There is even a waiting room for officials arriving from Edo(Tokyo).
The large storehouse is now used as a museum and includes some 3,000
items to be viewed,including calligraphy,folding screens,and Hagi-yaki.
Another weaIthy merchant,the Kumaya family was involved in wholesale,
brokering,and salt manufacture.The complex was constructed in 1768,except
for the main building.The storehouse is now used as a museum and includes
some 3,000 items to be viewed,including calligraphy,folding screens,and
Built in 1656 to mourn the death of the first master of the Mori clan,
Mori Hidetada.Here lies the even numbered masters of the Mori clan.
Standing in formation are 603 stone lanterns given by family retainers.
The river is about 1.5 meters wide and winds slowly through Hagi.It was
used as source of water for agriculture and transport.There are numerous
carp that can be found in the river.At the entry point of the stream lies
the Yukawa residence which used the water for cooking and washing.
An island located about 40km from the city of Hagi,it is about 7.85km
Mishima is famous for its rare breeding ground for the yuriya-shellfish
and a type of cattle that can only be found here.
Yamaguchi Prefecture Uragami Museum
Opened in November 1996,the museum exhibits a variety of items from
around Asia and the world.It also houses the Uragami Toshirou collection
of ukiyo-e prints.
A modern structure it is a proud addition to Hagi.
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More About Henry Harada and Romelia Peralta:
Marriage: September 11, 1938, parishof sanmiguel , socorronewmexico.
Children of Henry Harada and Romelia Peralta are:
- Albert Harada.
- +Genevive Harada, b. December 31, 1918, San Antonio, NM, d. May 17, 1998, Socorro, NM.
- +Jessie Harada.
- Lucy Harada.
- +Mary Harada, b. October 19, 1911, Bosquecito, NM, d. June 19, 2000.
- +Juanita Harada, b. April 27, 1914, d. July 1987.
- +Henry Harada, Jr.
- Angie Mosier.