Around the 1830’s, Dutch studies were introduced in Takeo. Dutch studies research helped to spread Western learning but included Japanese traditional techniques. There were many people who studied Dutch studies in Takeo who experienced great success after the end of the Edo era. Isoemon Baba created the wooden forms used in cannon casting. Isoemon Baba’s son, Isokichi Baba worked diligently to build a steam boat for the Saga domain. Yukinobu Hirayoshi researched physics and chemistry. Mataroku Kikitsu studied the pioneering photography of Hikoma Ueno. Ryuichi Iwaya studied Western military science and worked in the Department of Justice.
Important Cultural Property
The Albumen Prints Photograph taken in UENO Hikoma's photo studio
Edo period, 19th century, The Takeo Nabeshima family archives