This is presented as a Japanese museum but aside from one room given over to the permanent collection it mostly seems to rely on temporary exhibitions. Where the permanent collection is presented is one room, slightly dark and in floor to ceiling display cases, which does not lend itself to easy viewing. Check on the temporary exhibitions on their website... 更多
This museum has a very interesting story to tell about the colonial relationship between the Dutch and Japan, and how effective the Japanese were at managing the intrusion into their culture of outside influences. There was an excellent exhibition of woodblock prints while we were there. If you do visit the house, make sure you go right down to the... 更多
Very interesting visit to this small museum of Japanese art. Downstairs holds the museum collection of Siebold - ask for the audio guide as this was not offered to us on arrival but is essential if you want to know anything about the exhibits as there are no labels. Don' t miss the introduction film which is very informative. Upstairs... 更多
This museum shows intricate Japanese art and daily life items of 17th century when Siebolt was a medical doctor on the iland off Japan where only the Dutch were allowed for trade with Japan. Very good to visit in combination with the Hortus Botanicus, since Siebolt also brought back many Japanese plants, on exibition there.
Best part is the movie about Siebold's fascinating life. But the house and its holdings were interesting as well. You won't be long here, but you'll be glad you went.
This museum, located in the former house of Van Siebold himself, tells the interesting story of this physician who came to be stationed on the Dutch trading island off Japan. The collection of artefacts, plant samples, maps and other objects that he obtained is astounding. There are only a few rooms, so it doesn't take long to visit, but it's... 更多
The museum has a film about the life of Siebold, which is narrated (in Dutch with English and Japanese subtitles) in first person, as if Siebold were taking to visitors himself. The highlight of the collections is cartography. There are many precious books and maps, which are likely to be overlooked by tourists with no knowledge of Japanese. However, many... 更多
Enough has been said about this place. I would like to offer my help to make it better and to show more why von siebold was so important for Japan and the west. It's a shame you have to pay an entrance fee to visit this.
The story is fascinating. Philipp Fran von Siebold is sent by the Dutch government to Japan in 1823 to serve at the tiny trading post of Deshima, near Nagasaki. At the time, The Netherlands was the only European country permitted to trade with Japan, so Siebold had rare opportunities to observe the culture and collect artifacts. He even had a... 更多