Hagi get UNESCO Heritage status

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee approved World Cultural Heritage status for 23 Meiji Industrial Revolution sites in eight prefectures.

The sites include Hagi Castle Town, Shoka Sonjuku (a private academy which produced many people who played important role at Meiji government) and three industrial heritages.


You can see Japan’s quick modernization during the Meiji era (1868-1912) from these heritages.