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Dejima

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 3 December 2015 in Documentary & Street.

It was another cloudy day, with occasional showers, in Nagasaki. So, the Dejima Museum wasn't crowded. Dejima is important because it was the window Japan left open, from 1641 to 1859, during its period of national isolation. It's a manmade island, of 3.7 acres (15,000 square meters), in Nagasaki harbor. With the Portuguese ships having been banned, the Dutch East India Company Trading Post was moved to Dejima in 1641.

You can longer tell Dejima was an island. The harbor has been filled in around it. The street car stops on the street in front of the museum. Some of the buildings here are old ones that are being preserved and others are reconstructions based on period drawings and paintings.

Nagasaki
Dejima Museum
Return to Japan

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A cozy street view.

3 Dec 2015 5:21am

Martine from France

Jolie scène de rue, j'aime la perspective.

3 Dec 2015 5:22am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Belle scène
JP

3 Dec 2015 8:39am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A serene place. it seem.

3 Dec 2015 8:40am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully framed and superb dof.:-)

3 Dec 2015 9:31am

Devi from Chennai, India

a very beautiful street!!!!

3 Dec 2015 10:30am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Nice view of the typical district!

3 Dec 2015 10:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful perspective and good view of the architecture and streetscape.

3 Dec 2015 10:46am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle composition

3 Dec 2015 10:48am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice old fashioned taste of the street.

3 Dec 2015 11:57am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

It all looks so orderly and clean. A super image.

3 Dec 2015 12:12pm

jean pierre a from France

belle compo et bel endroit! amitiés

3 Dec 2015 12:16pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of the historical place. Superb composition.

3 Dec 2015 2:25pm

franz from Baden, Austria

handsome street with beautifully restored 'ancient' buildings, and first-class info to go with the photo!

3 Dec 2015 3:02pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this interesting place. I enjoyed reading about its history an transformation from an island.

3 Dec 2015 3:57pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

3 Dec 2015 5:13pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Very orderly

3 Dec 2015 5:23pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very beautiful scene. Excellent clarity and detail.

3 Dec 2015 6:27pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great PoV with nice leading lines. Such a tiny island with so much history behind it!! Thanks for sharing the information!

3 Dec 2015 7:24pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is information I never knew :-) Thank you so much! There are so many aspects of japan that i wish I knew more about! Your magnificent images and narratives help so much....and your kind words to me are so very much appreciated..:-)

4 Dec 2015 2:54am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel perspective sur ce pavage au sol avec les personnages superbe vue.
Amitié

4 Dec 2015 4:03am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien ces dalles

4 Dec 2015 3:26pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful perspective. Beautiful buildings. Nicely done. :)

6 Dec 2015 5:35am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Another place I failed to visit... very interesting!

6 Dec 2015 9:46pm