Kuchiki Masatsuna

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Kuchiki Masatsuna was a rangaku scholar who is known for his associations with Isaac Titsingh, and for demonstrating a particularly excellent grasp of Dutch language, in his surviving letters.

Kuchiki wrote two books: one on Western coins, entitled Seiyô senpu, and one on the geography and customs of Western countries, Taisei yochi zusetsu.


  • John Whitney Hall, Tanuma Okitsugu (1719-1788): Forerunner of Modern Japan, Harvard University Press (1955), 93.