Soseki Museum in Britain Reopens

Society Culture

London, May 8 (Jiji Press)--A museum in London that was dedicated to the late renowned Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) reopened on Wednesday in Surrey, south of the British capital.

Ikuo Tsunematsu, 67, who headed the museum before its closure in 2016, revived the facility after receiving a flurry of requests to do so from Soseki fans.

The new museum is hosted inside Tsunematsu's house, which was renovated for the occasion.

Soseki, who studied in London for two years from 1900, is celebrated for novels such as "Wagahai wa Neko de Aru" (I Am a Cat), "Botchan" and "Kokoro."

The museum displays more than 10,000 items, including books Soseki bought during his stay in Britain.

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