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.
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