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A.F. Bauduin

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Bust of Bauduin at Ueno Park, erected in 1973 on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the park

Dr. A.F. Bauduin was a Dutchman who lived and worked in Japan as a physician from 1862-1871.

When the temple of Kan'ei-ji was destroyed in the 1868 Battle of Ueno, there were plans to build a hospital on the site, but Bauduin suggested that given the natural beauty of the place, it might be made into a public park. As a result, in 1873, Ueno Park was established as the country's first public park.

References

  • Plaque on bust of Bauduin in Ueno Park.
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