Onoda Naotake

Onoda Naotake

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Onoda Naotake
Shinobazunoike-zu (Picture of Shinobazunoike Pond)

Onoda Naotake (1750-1780), Akita ranga (combined western and Japanese styles) artist.

He was illustrator for historical books "Kaitai Shinsho" in 1744, Japan.

Kaitai Shinsho (解體新書, roughly meaning “New Text on Anatomy”) is a medical text translated into Japanese during the Edo-era. It is based on the Dutch-language translation Ontleedkundige Tafelen, often known in Japan as Tafel Anatomie, of Kulmus’ German Anatomische Tabellen. As a full-blown translation from a Western language, it was the first of its kind in Japan. It was written by Sugita Genpaku, and was published by Suharaya Ichibe in 1774 with woodblock prints, the third year of An'ei. The body comprises four volumes, the illustrations, one. The contents are written kanbun-style.

Kaitai Shinsho