The monument of Tokuda Shusei, one of the three
greatest writers from Kanazawa, is at the entrance of the lake-observation
platform on Mt. Utatsu. Shusei was a writer in the naturalism style, and
like Izumi Kyoka, was born near the Asano River. Kyoka was one grade junior
to Shusei at Baba Elementary School.
The monument was built in 1947. It imitates a mud wall; on the wall, Muro Saisei, an admirer of Shusei from the same city, has written a chronological list of events. A quote of Shusei's is inscribed on a ceramic board.
"Sho wo yomazaru koto mikka, tsura ni aka wo shozu toka…" (If you spend three days without reading a book, your face may get filthy…")