Old Natsume postcards found

UK-Japan News June 2018

Postcards written by Japanese author Soseki Natsume while he was studying in the UK have been found more than 100 years on, The Japan Times reported on 23 May.

The three cards detail the writer’s time in the UK at the turn of the 20th century, and were sent to Japanese friends studying in Germany, the report said. Writing a month after arriving in London, Natsume described his loneliness in the UK, where he was to stay for two years.

The discovery of the postcards was announced by the Fukui Prefectural Government.