About Maejima Hisoka

HISOKA

Date of Birth January 7, 1835 (old calendar) February 4, 1835 (new calendar)

Place of birth Shimoikebe Village, Kubiki District, Echigo Province

Date of death April 27, 1919 (died 85 years old)

Dead place Ashina, Okusu, Nishiura-mura, Miura-gun, Kanagawa

Cemetery at Jorakuji Temple

Abbreviation history

Maejima Hisoka was widely known as the "father of the postal service" who established the foundation of the postal business, and was a person who made achievements in various fields such as railways, shipping, newspapers, and education. In 1884, Mitsu rented a part of the precincts of Jorakuji Temple and set up a villa and retired. In the 8th year of the Taisho era, Mitsuru was 85 years old at this mountain cottage. The tomb stands on a hill in the temple grounds.

This was the spot for Mr. and Mrs. Maejima's Fujimi. The Western-style tomb resembles Mt. Fuji.

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Postbox

Maejima Hisoka, known as the "father of the mail", died in Yokosuka. As a commemorative project for the 95th anniversary of his death, a mailbox carrying a bust was set up in a corner of Jorakuji Temple (Ashina 2-30-5) where he sleeps. "A meeting to honor Maejima Hisoka, a major benefactor of Japanese civilization," is planned, and Japan Post Co., Ltd. and others will cooperate.
The post was set up by the "Meeting to Honor Maejima Hisoka, a major benefactor of Japanese civilization," made by retirees from the post office. Made of bronze, you can actually post it. It is being jointly promoted with Japan Post as part of the 95th anniversary commemorative project after his death, and was installed in a corner of the temple. There was a plan to "make a special post in this area related to Mr. Maejima" from before, but it was not realized because the post of Akiya Post Office was installed in front of the temple. The plan was materialized in response to the move of the mailbox due to the relocation of the post office. Shoji Yoshizaki, chairman of the association, said, "This is a commemorative project that has been warming up for a long time.

It was installed in November 2016 and is still in use today.

* Refer to Yokosuka City Town News

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Postbox

Maejima Hisoka, known as the "father of the mail", died in Yokosuka. As a commemorative project for the 95th anniversary of his death, a mailbox carrying a bust was set up in a corner of Jorakuji Temple (Ashina 2-30-5) where he sleeps. "A meeting to honor Maejima Hisoka, a major benefactor of Japanese civilization," is planned, and Japan Post Co., Ltd. and others will cooperate.
The post was set up by the "Meeting to Honor Maejima Hisoka, a major benefactor of Japanese civilization," made by retirees from the post office. Made of bronze, you can actually post it. It is being jointly promoted with Japan Post as part of the 95th anniversary commemorative project after his death, and was installed in a corner of the temple. There was a plan to "make a special post in this area related to Mr. Maejima" from before, but it was not realized because the post of Akiya Post Office was installed in front of the temple. The plan was materialized in response to the move of the mailbox due to the relocation of the post office. Shoji Yoshizaki, chairman of the association, said, "This is a commemorative project that has been warming up for a long time.

It was installed in November 2016 and is still in use today.

* Refer to Yokosuka City Town News

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Achievements

・ Proposed abolition of Chinese characters

In 1866, he submitted a proposal to Shogun Yoshinobu Tokugawa entitled "Kanji Abolition Nogi". Of the people

The idea is that you should stop using difficult kanji in order to spread your studies in the meantime. After that, the national language

I worked on this issue as an investigator.

・ Proclaimed the transfer of capital to Edo

While the Meiji government was considering the location of the capital, in 1868, Toshimichi Okubo decided to relocate to Osaka.

He insisted that the opposition line should be in Edo, the center of the country. That year Edo was changed to Tokyo and Edo

Tojo became the Imperial Palace.

・ Railway laying planning

He made a precise plan in Japan, which was ordered by Shigenobu Okuma and had no materials at that time. See this later

The foreigner was surprised at the accuracy. The railway was temporarily opened between Shinagawa and Yokohama

In May 1872, the official opening of the Shimbashi Yokohama section was in September.

・ Postal founding

The postal business was started in 1884 by the initiative of Maejima Hisoka. Other positions as bureaucrats for 11 years from 1897

While doing this, he was involved in fostering the business as the head of the postal administration. Terms such as "mail" and "postage stamps"

Also his chosen word. He is praised as the father of postal services.

・ Development of newspaper business

Maejima Hisoka learned from Western society, became keenly aware of the need for newspapers, and in order to support their development, newspaper magazines were published in 1884.

Pave the way for low-cost delivery. In the following five years, he himself solicited publishers to launch a postal news newspaper.

In the 6th year of the Meiji era, newspaper manuscripts could be sent free of charge to facilitate the collection of articles.

・ Established a land transportation company

Because the fixed-flying wholesaler, who had been in charge of transportation and letter delivery since the Edo period, was against the postal business.

To persuade him, he established a land transportation company, which was the predecessor of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. With postal transportation at the core

Has developed as a modern freight forwarding company.

・ Proposal of shipping policy

・ Start postal exchange

・ Start postal savings

・ Establishment of Kunblind Institute

・ Holding of the National Industrial Exhibition

・ Establishment of Japan Seafares Relief Society

・ Establishment of Tokyo Senmon Gakko (predecessor of Waseda University)

・ Start calling

Postbox

Maejima Hisoka, known as the "father of the mail", died in Yokosuka. As a commemorative project for the 95th anniversary of his death, a mailbox carrying a bust was set up in a corner of Jorakuji Temple (Ashina 2-30-5) where he sleeps. "A meeting to honor Maejima Hisoka, a major benefactor of Japanese civilization," is planned, and Japan Post Co., Ltd. and others will cooperate.
The post was set up by the "Meeting to Honor Maejima Hisoka, a major benefactor of Japanese civilization," made by retirees from the post office. Made of bronze, you can actually post it. It is being jointly promoted with Japan Post as part of the 95th anniversary commemorative project after his death, and was installed in a corner of the temple. There was a plan to "make a special post in this area related to Mr. Maejima" from before, but it was not realized because the post of Akiya Post Office was installed in front of the temple. The plan was materialized in response to the move of the mailbox due to the relocation of the post office. Shoji Yoshizaki, chairman of the association, said, "This is a commemorative project that has been warming up for a long time.

It was installed in November 2016 and is still in use today.

* Refer to Yokosuka City Town News

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Letter memorial service

We accept letters as a memorial service at Jorakuji Temple, the family temple of Hisoka Maejima, the father of the postal service.

The handwritten characters are heartfelt.

The letter written in my own handwriting is memorable.

Letters from people who are close to you, and new year's cards with thoughtfulness,

I love each and every one of them

We are ordinary husbands.

"I can't stand to just throw it in the trash."

I received many such voices

We are cooking at Jorakuji Temple.

We will cook after reading the sutras and offering a memorial service at the main hall.

If you have a request, please see below.

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