Kita Ikki’s Birthplace
Open to the public during the festival of "Minato Ikki"
Kita Ikki (1883-1937) was a leading thinker and socialist, native to Sado. He was born to the Kita family who ran a sake brewery, and his birthplace still remains in the Minato area, close to Sado Kisen's Ryotsu Ferry Terminal. The lattice window with vertical, square laths on the second floor is a subtle reminder of the times in which he lived. During the course of the local festival "Minato Ikki" in late September, a special exhibition on Kita Ikki is held, and the house is open to the public.
- 61 Ryotsu Minato, Sado, Niigata 952-0014
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 3 by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Wakamiya-doori（Honsen (Main Line)） Approx. 2 minutes on foot from bus stop
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- Gift Shops
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