The full-size monument of 25 great figures related to Saga, who actively participated in various fields around the end of Edo period and Meiji Restoration were set up at 9 places on the central street of Saga City according to the "Hizen Saga Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Expo" which is held all around the prefecture from March 17, 2018 to January 14, 2019.
Enjoy walking around historical sites in towns of Saga while learning about the achievement of each figure who has accomplished great feats.
SPOT10 Medical scientists who laid the foundation for modern medical science
-Ito Genboku (1800-1871) *The figure standing on the left
Suggested Naomasa, the domain lord about the necessity of vaccination for preventing smallpox whose fatality rate was high, and made efforts towards its expansion.
-Sagara Chian (1836-1906) *The figure sitting on the right
Introduced German medicine to Japan. Laid the foundation of modern medicine system which is carried through to present day.
|Address||1-1 Hachimankoji, Saga City (In front of Matsuo Bld.)|
|Official Name||偉人モニュメント（SPOT10）近代医学の礎を築いた医学者 伊東玄朴、相良知安|
|Access||Approx. 15 minutes from JR Saga Station|
|Contact||Cultural Affairs Division, Saga Prefecture|
|MAPCODE||87 321 067*30|