History

Fugetsuro carves out a history with Shizuoka city after the Restoration.
It takes 20 years for the mansion of Lord Yoshinobu, and 120 years for a reception hall of Shizuoka.

- Last general Lord Yoshinobu Tokugawa -

Meigi 2, after the return of political power to the Emperor by the Tokugawa Shogunate, Lord Yoshinobu Tokugawa made a garden, which is the present Fugetsuro's garden.Then he had lived here for 20 years.He avoided all gavernments and immersed himself in hobby. He was called "Keiki-sama" by citizens of Shizuoka and got friendly.During the last days of the Tokugawa government, there were various reputations but, we feel he was clever and great monarch who led Japan to modern.The episodes not on a history book were left at Shizuoka city and Fugetsuro.



- Fugetsuro in the age of Lord Yoshinobu -

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This is Fugetsuro's garden where Yoshinobu was living.
Yoshinobu occasionally enjoyed the aroma of ume and sailed a boat in the pond.
He enjoyed the time which passing slowly.



- Calm and leisurely days -

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This picture is Lord Yoshinobu that wearing hunting clothes.
When he lived at Fugetsuro,he enjoyed his hobbies, especially hunting.He followed
some wild ducks at local Shizuoka's river or pond.
Also he even went to Mt.Amagi in Izu so far to sought a wild boar.



- Free and open-minded personality -

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Yoshinobu's personality was free and open-minded that we can't imagine from general authority.
So he was curious about new age.He was famous in driving of leading-edge vehicle and bicycle.
At that time bicycles, which were not many in Japan, were very difficult to ride, because their front wheel was big.
The story that he fell off his bicycle to river, which flowed along the northen of Fugetsuro,
was told today by elderly residents.


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