From the Matsuyama Castle cable car, I saw a sign next to the birthplace of the Akiyama brothers, so I turned around and took a look. This pair of brothers were the "Japanese heroes" in the Russo-Japanese War. One was the father of the Japanese cavalry and the other was the commander of the Japanese navy. When the two brothers were born, it was just a thatched house, but now it has been renovated into a beautiful small courtyard. If you have to buy tickets to go in, then I will definitely not spend the money! Fortunately, the courtyards of the Japanese are short. Standing outside the courtyard and reaching out enough, you can take pictures of the courtyard. One is a horse-riding statue and the other is a bronze bust.
The two brothers Akiyama Koko and Akiyama Shin are the two protagonists in the representative work of Japanese novelist Sima Ryotaro "Sakagami no Cloud". Sakagami Nomomo talked about the period when Japan vigorously studied and caught up with the West during the Meiji Restoration, and its national strength continued to increase. During this period, the Akiyama brothers can be said to have made significant contributions. Both are soldiers. The older brother Akiyama is the principal of the cavalry, and the younger brother Akiyama is the navy commander. Although they have made contributions to Japan, they are a disaster for neighboring countries.
There are two famous brothers in Matsuyama, Akiyama Koko and Akiyama Machichi, both of whom were brothers who fought in the Russo-Japanese War. Akiyama Koko has the title of the father of the Japanese cavalry, and he was the commander of the cavalry in the Russo-Japanese War. Therefore, in the courtyard where the Akiyama brothers were born, there is a bronze statue of Akiyama Koko. The older brother Akiyama Shinyuki is a Japanese admiral.