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Hatopoppo Memorial Stone

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Hatopoppo Memorial Stone
Kume Higashi was born in Shingu City on June 30, 1877. In 1899 she became the first person in Japan to write children's songs and other works in colloquial language. Her most well-known songs include "Hatopoppo" and "Oshogatsu". The Hatopoppo memorial stone and a monument were erected in the square in front of Shingu Station to commemmorate Higashi's having been made an honorary citizen of Shingu City.

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