Episode with Hayashi Fumiko
Fumiko Hayashi, the well-known author of "Hohrohki" stayed at Konishi Ryokan for ten days from May 26, 1941. Fumiko was visiting Shikoku for a travelogue to be serially published in Fujin Koron (Women's Public Opinion Journal). She loved the rustic landscape of the area, with its bridges over mountains and rivers. She became friends with Etsusuke Konishi, an uncle of the ryokan’s predecessor, and depicted Etsusuke as a model in her novels "Tabibito" and "Mekakushi Houou". The Konishi Ryokan itself is also described in the works, expressing the cozy atmosphere of the inn. Fumiko's works, photographs and handwritings during her stay are on display. Fumiko's haiku is erected as a literary monument in front of the entrance.