Yonezawa, Yamagata Jun.21, 2019

Uesugi Jinzya Shrine and Caroline Kennedy

It is not known what made him know Yozan Uesugi, whom even the Japanese press did not know when they asked who a Japanese statement he admires. It is largely believed that he had read Representative Men of Japan/Japan and the Japanese written by Uchimura Kanzo and Yozan Uesugi is one of the five men on the book. He assumed the domain at the age of 17. He devoted all his life to changing the land free from water shortage and encouraging people both farmers and Samurai alike to boost economy. He finally turned the domain free from huge debt at the age of 72.