Sightseeing Spots: Kakunodate Area
Hyakusui Hirahuku was born in 1877 in Yokomachi, Kakunodate. His father Suian was a famous painter. There is a monument at the remains of his birthplace. In a footpath in Hanabayama, eastwards from Hyakusui's birthplace, is his Fudezuka (ink brush mound) .
There is also a monument in Shouanji Temple honoring Naotake Odano, the drawer of the pictures in Kaitai Shinsho, the anatomy book of western medicine.
Yokomachi, Tamachi, etc. of Kakunodate
Semboku City Tourism Information Center "Kakunodate Ekimae-Gura": 0187-54-2700
Fifteen minutes on foot from JR Kakunodate Station