A private school opened mainly by Koan Ogata, a doctor, Dutch scholar, and educator for 24 years from 1838 (Tenpo 9) to 1862 (Bunkyu 2).
Formally, it is called “Tekitekisaijuku”.
Originally a cram school that teaches medicine, the aspiring cram school students were also interested in the latest knowledge transmitted through the Netherlands, read various books, and developed into a Dutch school.
At that time, the room where the “Doeff dictionary” that translates Dutch was placed did not go out.
The current building was designated as a national important cultural property in 1964, and the surrounding area has been maintained as a historic park, and the interior has been restored to its original appearance when Koan lived.
The building itself is a valuable item that shows the appearance of the townhouse in Kitahama, and is open to the public.
In the green park on the west side, there is a bronze statue of Koan who sits down and indulges in reading “enthusiastically”.
Many human resources such as Sanai Hashimoto, Yukichi Fukuzawa, Kuroroku Murata (Masujiro Omura), Keisuke Otori, Nagayo Sensai, and Sano Tsunetami grew up.
In addition, it is the site of only one Dutch school in Japan, and is now recognized as a national historic site and important cultural property.
I introduced it briefly, but when you actually come to the site, you can experience the history and tradition more concretely with the locals.
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