The Court Journey to the Shgun of Japan Matthi Forrer

ISBN: 9789074822183

Published: December 1st 2000

Hardcover

134 pages


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The Court Journey to the Shgun of Japan  by  Matthi Forrer

The Court Journey to the Shgun of Japan by Matthi Forrer
December 1st 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 134 pages | ISBN: 9789074822183 | 10.13 Mb

The Dutch Director or Opperhoofd of Deshima was required to make an annual journey to the shoguns court in Edo (present-day Tokyo). Opperhoofd Jan Cock Blomhoff (1779-1853) made his first journey to Edo in 1818. In addition to the official diaryMoreThe Dutch Director or Opperhoofd of Deshima was required to make an annual journey to the shoguns court in Edo (present-day Tokyo). Opperhoofd Jan Cock Blomhoff (1779-1853) made his first journey to Edo in 1818.

In addition to the official diary he kept during this journey, Blomhoff also maintained correspondence with his wife Titia in Holland. This hitherto unpublished material is a major source of knowledge on Tokugawa Japan. It offers details about Blomhoffs travels and contains numerous references to the objects he acquired. Many of these pieces are reproduced in the book, along with other documents, such as maps. (See also the publication Titia - The First Western Woman in Japan)



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