Special Featured Exhibition :
Hotta Tatsunosuke: A Natural Historian Active in Osaka from the Late Edo Period to the Modern Period
April 25 (Wed.) to June 18 (Mon.), 2018
Overview of the exhibition
The Osaka Museum of History will hold a special exhibition titled “Hotta Tatsunosuke: A Natural Historian Active in Osaka from the Late Edo Period to the Modern Period” in the Special Exhibition Hall on the 6th floor from April 25 (Wed.) to June 18 (Mon.), 2018.
Hotta Tatsunosuke (1819–1888) was an Osaka-based scholar of natural history active from the late Edo period to the Meiji period. In his younger days, he deepened his knowledge of natural history through interactions with Kuroda Suizan (1792–1859), a natural historian in Wakayama. He also frequented the Yamamoto Dokushoshitsu (Heian Dokushoshitsu) academy, where he exchanged information on natural products and manuscripts with Yamamoto Yoshitsu (1809–1864), a physician and natural historian. In the Meiji period, he worked at a natural museum open in Osaka and contributed to the publication of Suizokushi, which was authored by Kuroda Suizan, in cooperation with Tanaka Yoshio (1838–1916), who played a leading role in the construction of museums in Japan during the Meiji period, and other contributors.
The year 2018 marks the 130th anniversary of the death of Hotta Tatsunosuke. Held in this milestone year, this exhibition is designed to trace the footsteps of this natural historian through a display of about 100 items, mostly from the Hotta Collection held by the Osaka Museum of History.
|Special Featured Exhibition “Hotta Tatsunosuke: A Natural Historian Active in Osaka from the Late Edo Period to the Modern Period”|
|Organizer||Osaka Museum of History|
|Cooperation||Osaka Museum of Natural History|
|Special cooperation||Tokyo National Museum|
|Exhibition period||April 25 (Wed.) to June 18 (Mon.), 2018
*Closed on Tuesdays except May 1, 2018
*Please enter 30 minutes prior to closing.
|Venue||Special Exhibition Hall on the 6th floor, Osaka Museum of History access|
Permanent exhibition fee.
*The fees in brackets indicate prices for those in groups of 20 people or more.
*Admission is free for junior high school-aged and younger children; citizens of Osaka aged 65 years and older (a document certifying citizenship and age should be presented); and individuals with a disability certificate (plus one accompanying person).
|Number of exhibits|| Approx. 100