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Tekijuku Special Exhibition -- Koan, Tekijuku, and Dutch Books

2012-5-29 (Tue) - 2012-6-10 (Sun)

OGATA Koan was involved as a doctor in multiple medical activities, including efforts to prevent the spread of smallpox, and the diffusion of guidelines for cholera control. His knowledge of Western medicine from Dutch books supported his activities. In this special exhibition, in addition to the Dutch books associated with OGATA Koan and Tekijuku students, the Dutch books that played a major role in Western learning in the Edo Period will be on display, indicating the important role played by medical learning in Dutch.

Tekijuku, a town house from the late Edo Period located in Osaka, provides us with a precious glimpse of that era.

The organizers hope you will visit Tekijuku to reflect on our predecessors' lives of knowledge.

Period: Tuesday, May 29 - Sunday, June 10

Hours: 10:00 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Mondays

Venue: Tekijuku (historical site, Important Cultural Asset), 3-3-8 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka. Tel: 06-6231-1970

Admission fees
  • Adults: ¥250 (¥130)
  • University and HS students: ¥130 (¥70)
  • MS students and younger: Free

Please note, however, Osaka University students are admitted at no charge upon presentation of their student ID cards.

(The fees in parentheses are the per capita fees for a group of 20 or more.)


Keihan Railway & Subway: Get off at Yodoyabashi or Kitahama Station.

Osaka City Bus: Get off at Yodoyabashi.

Sponsored by:  Tekijuku Commemoration Center, Tekijuku Commemoration Association

Tekijuku Special Exhibition

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