7. The Chronology of Tekijuku
Timeline of OGATA Koan and Tekijuku
Big fire on May 16, 1792. The current building was built after that year. (roughly 220 years ago)
Born in Ashimori Bitchu (current Okayama) on July 14.
A coming-of-age ceremony to mark his entry into adult life was held. Moved to Osaka because his father, an Osaka warehouse manager for an Ashimori feudal lord, had been transferred there. (age 15)
Started to study at NAKA Tenyu’s school in July and changed his family name to OGATA. (age 16)
Moved to Edo [Tokyo] in February and started studying at the school of TSUBOI Shindo, a scholar of Western learning. (age 21)
Left Edo in February and returned home. Moved to Osaka and taught Western learning at NAKA’s school. (age 25)
Left Osaka and moved to Nagasaki in February to study Western learning and changed his name to OGATA Koan. (age 26)
Finished studying in Nagasaki and opened Tekijuku, a place of learning Western learning in Kawara-machi, Osaka, in January. Married Yae, the daughter of OKUGAWA Hyakki of Settsu Najio (Hyogo) in July. (age 28)
Bought a house (current Tekijuku) in Kasho-machi in December and moved into it. Expanded the school.
OMURA Masujiro enrolled the school.
FUKUZAWA Yukichi enrolled the school.
Appointed Edo government doctor, he left Osaka on August 5. Appointed president of Western medical institution. OGATA Sessai, his adopted son, carried on the teaching of students at Tekijuku. (age 52)
Died suddenly from a massive lung hemorrhage on June 10. (age 53)
OGATA Koreyoshi, Koan’s son, Ikuzo, Koan’s brother-in-law, and Sessai, Koan’s adopted son, worked on establishing a temporary hospital/medical school of Osaka Prefecture in Daifukuji [now known as 4 Uehonmachi, Higashi-ku] in March. Eventually this school became the current Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University.
Koan Library was established by his students in honor of his achievements.
Designated as an Osaka Prefectural Historic Place in July.
Designated as a National Historic Place on December 13.
The Ogata family donated the building to the country (in essence, to Osaka Imperial University) in September.
Tekijuku Memorial Association was established on November 5.
The building was designated as a National Important Cultural Asset on May 26.
Osaka University Tekijuku Management Committee was established on December 20.
Renovation was conducted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Opened to the public in May.
A park was completed in the area bordering the east side of Tekijuku in July.
A park was completed in the area bordering the west side of Tekijuku in March.