The eighth shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa's ikanbari large telescope

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  • 徳川吉宗の一閑張大望遠鏡
  • トクガワ ヨシムネ ノ イッカンバリ ダイ ボウエンキョウ

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Abstract

<p>We investigated the two long ikanbari telescopes, one is a private collection in Nagasaki and another is owned by the Kobe city museum, with special interest on the traditional technique of ikanbari telescope tube. As a result, both telescopes were produced by Hirai Ikan Sen'oshi family, and presented to the eighth shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa as a pair of telescope. Those two telescopes are the frst astronomical telescope produced in Japan.</p>

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  • KINSEI KYOTO

    KINSEI KYOTO 3 (0), 1-17, 2019

    Society for the Study of Early Modern Kyoto

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