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There is much in common among the cities cf Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama, Hakodate. All are port cities surrounded by hills with exotic locales and traces of westernization evident in much of the architecture,foreigners'cemeteries,and many Christian churches.With the exception of Hakodate,each city also has a Chinatown.Although still unknown to many,Kawaguchi of Osaka and Tsukiji of Tokyo are the western cultural birthplaces.Let's visit their past !
concluded the treaty of Syukotsusyo with a settlement
among U.S.A., Netherlands, Russia, U.K.and France in 1858
(Ansei 5) after Japan-U.S. sum pro-treaty conclusion for
four years. Japan opened a port of next year,
Kanagawa (Yokohama) / Nagasaki, Hakodate. And she opened a port of
Hyogo (Kobe) / Niigata in 1868 (Keio 3), and Kaiichi did Osaka / Tokyo.
It was a settlement there with that was installed, and it
was a special ward for the residence and commerce of a
foreigner of a treaty conclusion country. The settlement
and the neighboring mixed-residence quarter became one of
a foothold of Japanese modern times. (I extract it more
partly than pictorial record in Kobe Municipal Museum
"Kobe / Yokohama "civilization story"
The timeline of Nagasaki settlement spans from the late Tokugawa period (1857) to the beginning of Meiji after the Kobe settlement from Meiji 20's to the Taisho era early days,
The development of a building at a position of a settlement of Yokohama was completed from the Taisho era after became the back, and destroyed completely by the Great Kanto Earthquake to the Showa early days .
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