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Revisiting Siebold’s Japan Museum

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Revisiting Siebold's Japan Museum

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Reproduce the “Japan Museum” of Siebold

Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold (1796.2.17-1866.10.18) is German physician, botanist, he has been to Japan twice in the 19th century. He conveyed the modern medicine in Japan of the Edo era, and brought back an enormous amount of material relating to the nature and living culture of Japan to Europe.

Revisiting Siebold's Japan Museum

Portrait of Siebold

Siebold envisioned Japan Museum in 1824 during the first stay in Japan, he exhibited the collection that he brought back for the first time Japan exhibition in Europe. It is that of before the World Exposition and Japonisme.

Revisiting Siebold's Japan Museum

Narutaki House model
©Museum Fünf Kontinente

Revisiting Siebold's Japan Museum

Uogata Futamono(bonito)
©Museum Fünf Kontinente

In the “Revisiting Siebold’s Japan Museum”, to commemorate the death of 150 years of Siebold, try to reproduce “Japan Museum” that he conceived. He was fascinated by “Land of the Rising Sun”. How did he look about the “Japan”?

Kachozu screen ©Museum Fünf Kontinente

Kachozu screen
©Museum Fünf Kontinente

Revisiting Siebold's Japan Museum

Happi(Costume of Nagasaki Kunchi Festival)
©Museum Fünf Kontinente


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Event Name Revisiting Siebold’s Japan Museum
Venue EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM 1F Special Exhibition
Dates September 13, 2016 – November 6, 2016
Open Hours 9:30 – 17:30 (Saturday:9:30 – 19:30)
※ Entry is permitted until 30 minutes before closing
Admission [Special Exhibition Ticket]
General / 1,400 Yen, College Students & Vocational School Students / 1,120 Yen, Primary School Students & Junior high school Students & High school Students & Over 65 years old / 700 Yen
Address Edo-Tokyo Museum 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tōkyō
Contact 03-3626-9974

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