Although it is Matsue Castle which is also a symbol of Matsue, this castle built in the early Edo period is a castle with a structure for practical battle and is designated as a national treasure. Because of the events involved in the construction of Matsue Castle, Matsue still has a custom that does not perform Bon dance. I’m looking forward to seeing why. Yakumo Koizumi, who is famous for his “Kidan”, also writes the story for him.
In the area centered on Matsue Castle, there are towns that preserve the samurai culture of the Edo period, including the Koizumi Yakumo Memorial Hall and the Yakumo Former Residence. The director of the Koizumi Yakumo Memorial is Mr. Koizumi, the great grandson of Yakumo. If you are lucky, you can hear the story of Yakumo directly. The Horikawa Pleasure Boat is also rare. In winter, a whale appears in the ship.