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Traditional schools in Kyoto "Ohki High School"

It is located at Kojinguchi, Teramachi-dori Street which overlooks the Kamo-gawa River in the east and the Kyoto Imperial Palace in the west "Kyoto Prefectural Ohki High School".

Its predecessor is "Shin Eigakkyu and Nyokoba" established in 1872.

Shin Eigakkyu (girls' high school) and Nyokoba are known as the first government-run girls' schools in Japan.

It is said that an English school for the children of the peerage and Nyokoba, an educational institution for women in the Meiji period, coexisted.

When Doshisha Girls' School was founded, Yae NIIJIMA, the wife of Jo NIIJIMA, the founder of Doshisha University, was also a teacher.

It is also known as a girls' school where Kameko, a daughter of Hirooka Asako, a businessman who was involved in the foundation of Daido Life, attended.

It was in 1900 that the residence of former Kujo-dono Kawaramachi was relocated to its current location, Teramachi-dori Kojinguchi.

It is just around the area where the "Old Kyoto Central Telephone Office, Branch Bureau" building is located on the south side of Marutamachi-bashi Bridge west end.

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There is a stone monument engraved with "The origin of Japanese high school girls' flower scene is described." that tells of that time.

In 1948, the school became a coeducational "Kyoto Prefectural Kamofuchi High School", and produced many famous people.

The auditorium of the former school building is also known for Helen Keller's prewar speeches.

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When you walk along Teramachi-dori Street, you will notice the roof tiles of the former main gate, which look as if they were temples and shrines.

This roof tile is said to have been relocated along with the teahouse from the former Kujoden Kawaramachi residence.

The roof tiles of the old main gate have been preserved even after the reconstruction of the school building due to deterioration, and the history of the traditional school is preserved.


Kyoto Prefectural Ohki High School
131 Matsukage-cho, Teramachi-dori Kojinguchi-sagaru, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City
3 minutes walk from the city bus stop, Kojinguchi.

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