These characters are the Japanese characters for Koizumi Yakumo,
Lafcadio Hearn's Japanese name:
ko-izumi 'small spring,'
ya-kumo 'eight clouds'

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Japan Post's Cultural Leaders' Commemorative Stamps (issued November 4, 2004)

Charles Bush Hearn -
Their father

James Daniel Hearn - brother
1887
Lafcadio Hearn brother
1893
 
Lafcadio Hearn Virtual iDiary
An intimate glimpse into the diary of their father, Charles Bush Hearn. "The Lafcadio Hearn Virtual iClub hopes to share with other Japanese some Hearn facts and experiences."
David Baldwin
 

Lafcadio Hearn
in Japan

Steven Trussel's Lafcadio Hearn Website.
 
Lafcadio Hearn writings
Steven Trussel's repository of Lafcadio's writings.
 
Exploring
Lafcadio Hearn
a guided tour of Lafcadio Hearn's home town in Matsue, Japan
 
Almost as Japanese as Haiku
The Atlantic Magazine story about Lafcadio's life in Japan
 
Tulane University
Rare Books
The National Tour of Tulane University's Rare Books
Lafcadio Hearn/Koizumi Yakumo Collection
sponsored by NewSouth Magazine
  Project Gutenburg Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free eBooks on the Internet.
 
K. Inadomi's Private Library of Lafcadio Hearn:
  • Hearn's Family-Tree (GIF)
  • Hearn's Self-Introduction (PDF)
  • Essays on Hearn by Hakuson Kuriyagawa (in Japanese)
 
"Chin Chin Kobakama"
by Lafcadio Hearn
"... a small and beautiful book, Lafcadio Hearn talks about mischievous children and ghosts in Japan."
  The Townhouse
Dublin, Ireland
The original Townhouses were the elegant family homes of two famous playwrights - Dion Boucicault (1829 - 1890) and Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904).
  A DIVIDED REPUTATION Lafcadio Hearn: interpreter of two disparate worlds By ROGER PULVERS, Special to The Japan Times
  Virtual iDiary Preferred Links More preferred links from iDiary
  Encyclopedia At brief and concise biography of Lafcadio Hearn with references.
 
Hearn Returns to Cincinnati
The Hearn Collection at The Cincinnati Library
  Abandoned Misfit Abandoned misfit who found peace in prose and his new land. By BURRITT SABIN, Special to The Japan Times
  Online Books University of Pennsylvania has published many of Lafcadio's books on their site. Free!
  Filipino Diaspora in New Orleans THE GLOBAL PINOY, By Greg B. Macabenta, Manila Times
  THE LAFCADIO HEARN MEMORIAL MUSEUM On display here are objects belonging or related to Lafcadio Hearn.
  Patrick Lafcadio Hearn ONE OF JAPAN’S GREATEST WRITERS WAS AN IRISHMAN
 
Lafcadio Hearn
100 years
His works became a bridge of understanding and knowledge between Japan and the West. From www.greece-japan.com
 
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Lafcadio Hearn
An exquisite and brief biography of Hearn by Waterford County Library's Donald Brady, Lismore, Ireland
Hearn/Koizumi
LAFCADIO HEARN / KOIZUMI YAKUMO International Center. Commemorating the centennial of the death of Lafcadio Hearn June 27, 1850 – September 26, 1904
Santa Maura (Lefkadas) Greece
Unmarried Charles Bush Hearn and 8­month pregnant Rosa Antoniou Kassimati arrive on Santa Maura Island known today as Lefkada Island, June 25, 1849. (The brothers parents.)