Behind the main building of Dogo Onsen, beside the entrance of the skywalk, there is a stone monument with the words "Sosekibo Monument" and a bust of Natsume Soseki. Natsume Soseki is a Japanese literary master. During Lu Xun's stay in Japan, Natsume Soseki was the one who had the greatest influence on him. The head of 1,000 yen is this national writer.
Natsume Soseki has a very high position in the Japanese literary world. Just like Lu Xun at that time, he not only has a deep understanding of Japanese classical culture, but also has a sharp view of Western civilization. Matsuyama is the place where Natsume Soseki grew up, just like Shaoxing to Lu Xun. Behind the Dogo Onsen, there is a monument of Natsume Soseki. We don't understand what is engraved on the monument, we just need to remember that Natsume Soseki is "forever a contemporary writer".
At the corner of the street behind Dogo Onsen Main Building, there is a small stone monument with the words "Natsume Soseki" engraved on it. Natsume Soseki was a writer, current affairs critic and English scholar in the Meiji Taisho era of Japan. The story described in Natsume Soseki's novel "Young Master" takes place in Matsuyama, so you can see things related to Natsume Soseki, such as the Young Master Train, everywhere in Matsuyama.