福澤諭吉は、耶馬溪を訪れた際に競秀峰の山々が売却されることを耳にし「万一、心ない人に渡り天下の絶景が損なわれては取り返しがつかない」 と自分の名を表に出さず、複数の土地所有者から一帯の土地を少しずつ購入し開発の危機から守りました。その証拠となる「福澤家土地台帳」は、福澤記念館で展示されています。

SPOT

福澤諭吉旧居・記念館 (ふくざわゆきちきゅうきょ・きねんかん、Former Residence of Fukuzawa Yukichi & Memorial Hall)

CONTETS

「耶馬渓」を守り伝える / 競秀峰

ADDRESS

大分県中津市留守居町586 Google Maps

TEL

福澤記念館
9:00~17:00(休館日 12/31)
0979-25-0063

While Fukuzawa Yukichi was visiting Yabakei, he caught wind that the mountains of Kyoshusho were going to be sold. He thought to himself that this would be an irrepairable decision should they be sold to a heartless man and lose their unparalleled beauty. He then moved into action and hid his identity while buying pieces of land one by one in order to protect the area from urbanization. Evidence of these purchases are found in the Fukuzawa Family Cadastre, displayed in the Fukuzawa Yukichi Memorial Hall.


SPOT

Former Residence of Fukuzawa Yukichi & Memorial Hall

CONTETS

Preserving Yabakei Through the Ages / Kyoshuho

ADDRESS

586 Rusuimachi, Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture Google Maps

TEL

Fukuzawa Memorial Hall
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Closed on 31st December)
0979-25-0063