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Osakan Café vol. 6: Modern Osaka's Brilliant Scholar, Tominaga Nakamoto

2015-3-14 (Sat) 15:00 - 17:00

Regarded as a brilliant scholar of thought in Osaka during the middle Edo period, a young Tominaga Nakamoto wrote his first thesis at just 15 years of age. At the age of 20, his genius flabbergasted Motoori Norinaga and was praised by Confucian scholar Tanaka Tohkoh, but Tominaga passed away at the young age of 32. His works, including Okina no Fumi (a collection of his philosophical writings) and Shutsujoh-gogo (his ideas on mythology), contained very advanced ways of thinking for the time, so much so that even in modern times, Eastern historian Naitoh Konan mentioned that "To say that Tominaga Nakamoto alone constructed the logic-based research method for Japanese academia would not be far from the truth."

On the 300th anniversary of his birth, we'd like all Osakans to learn more about the brilliant scholar Tominaga Nakamoto and the spiritual climate of the very same Osaka that gave birth to him.


Saturday, March 14th
15:00~17:00 (doors open at 14:30)

•No registration required (Reception will take place at the door)
•Capacity: 60 (Entry may be refused when capacity is reached)


•SHAKU Tesshu (Priest, Professor, Soai University)
•FUKUDA Kazuya (Kaitokudo Research Center, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University)

Cafe masters: TAKASHIMA Koji (Resident Professor, Osaka University Communication Center), ARAKI Mototsugu (Art Director)

March 14, 2015 (Sat) 15:00~17:00
Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway), Kaitokudo for the 21st Century
Sponsored by:
In cooperation with: Kaitokudo Research Center, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University)
Art Area B1(First basement concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Nakanoshima Line, Keihan Electric Railway)
No registration necessary
University Community Division, Osaka University
Date: 2015-3-14 (Sat) 15:00 - 17:00

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