People

最終更新日 2018年4月16日 印刷

People

Our ancestors, who were people of indomitable spirit and passion, built the foundation of Fukui, Phoenix city.Their lives crossed over all these long years still stir up our hearts and give us strength to face challenges in the future.

继体天皇

Emperor Keitai  (late 5th – early 6th century)

 

An emperor raised in Echizen province. He is known for the legendary river improvement in the Echizen Plain and Shakudani stone mining.

 

朝仓 孝景

Asakura Takakage (1428-1481)

 

As the first Asakura lord of Ichijodani, he ruled Echizen province.

 

 

橘  曙览

Tachibana Akemi (1812-1868)

 

A poet and scholar who lived in the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate. One of his works is Dokurakugin, a series of 52 tanka poems each starting with Tanoshimi wa (It is a pleasure when…).

 

松平 春岳

Matsudaira Shungaku (1828-1890)

 

A ruler of virtue who lived in the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate.
As the domain lord he promoted finance reform and set up schools in the domain.

 

桥本 左内

Hashimoto Sanai (1834-1859)

 

A Fukui samurai who lived in the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate.
At the age of 15, he wrote a famous Keihatsuroku (a book of resolutions). His talent and the acknowledgment of it by Lord Matsudaira Shungaku, affected the politics of that time. He was executed at a very young age of 26.

 

日下部 太郎

Kusakabe Taro (1845-1870)

 

The first Fukui student to go abroad to study. He studied at Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA). He died at the young age of 24. His friendship with Mr. William Griffis, nurtured while studying at Rutgers University, later became the foundation for establishing a sister-city relationship between Fukui and New Brunswick.