The Arai Kokichiro Monument is located in Yuchi Township, Nantou County. It stands opposite the guard room at the entrance of the Yuchi Black Tea Laboratory, next to a pavilion and an information board on the life of Arai Kokichiro.
In the middle of the Japanese Occupation period, the Government-General in Taiwan set up this Black Tea Laboratory in Maolan Mountain, Sun Moon Lake. In 1941, Kokichiro became the branch director and continued working on the research and promotion of black tea through the Second World War despite the lack of funding and manpower.
In the post-war period, the Nationalist Government asked Arai Kokichiro to stay in office. In 1947, he died of illness in Taiwan. In order to commemorate his contribution to Taiwan black tea, this monument was built.
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