The birthplace of Okakura Tenshin (1862-1913), Yokohama's most famous writers and scholars, is indicated on a bronze relief located inside the Yokohama Port Opening Hall. Okakura Tenshin popularized Japanese philosophy and art in Europe and America through such influential works as The Book of Tea. He developed friendships with American art lover Ernest Fenellosa and several of Japan's most important artists. These connections sparked an interest in East Asian classical arts and aesthetics. He later founded the Tokyo Fine Arts School and held top positions with the Tokyo Imperial Museum and the Boston Museum. The monument celebrating Okakura's birthplace is located on the wall on the first floor of the Yokohama Port Opening Hall.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Kannai Station - JR Negishi Line