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Reception Room

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 7 December 2015 in Documentary & Street.

Although it's part of the Factor's residence, this room was used to meet with Japanese officials over trade issues and other matters. It was also used for entertaining guests.

When the ships were in, Dejima's population temporarily increased. When the ships were gone, there were only around 15 Dutch East India Company employees on the island. These were the Factor and his assistants, the Deputy Factor, a cargo manager, one to three clerks, a doctor, cooks, carpenters, and servants. There were many Japanese people who helped keep the island functioning. They included merchants supplying daily necessities, guards, firemen, cooks and interpreters.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is a well-refined apartment.

7 Dec 2015 5:12am

Devi from Chennai, India

Nice display of the items on the Dining Table...Elegant !!

7 Dec 2015 6:15am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

For a small piece of civilisation in the off season, it is amazing how this was maintained. An interesting view of the culture and lifestyle here.

7 Dec 2015 7:28am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une grande pièce

7 Dec 2015 7:57am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Excellent frame.:-)

7 Dec 2015 8:00am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like this old furniture which tells a story

7 Dec 2015 8:04am

jean pierre a from France

belle salle!! amitiés

7 Dec 2015 8:24am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

A very beautiful living space - the tea set is ready

7 Dec 2015 8:35am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Interesting serie!

7 Dec 2015 9:54am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle composition

7 Dec 2015 10:26am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition .

7 Dec 2015 11:10am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a beautiful setting - the wallpaper(?) is really interesting. This is a cool shot ;-)

7 Dec 2015 12:06pm

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Your detail and clarity is first rate.

7 Dec 2015 12:10pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous room. Thanks for the explanation.

7 Dec 2015 12:33pm

Kyu from Japan

Wonderful capture of a beautiful interior.

7 Dec 2015 2:13pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

7 Dec 2015 3:38pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


7 Dec 2015 3:54pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine meeting place. I liked seeing method used to tie them up

7 Dec 2015 4:32pm

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

Kindness and good host

7 Dec 2015 5:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the point of view - looks very business like

7 Dec 2015 6:50pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great capture of the reception room!! The wallpaper design really sets the furniture and molding apart. While on display, I wonder who refills those glasses? ;-)

7 Dec 2015 7:13pm

The#1AcePhotog from portland, United States

They lived well

7 Dec 2015 7:57pm

Alimohammad from Yazd, Iran


7 Dec 2015 7:58pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The interior has been captured with an excellent luminosity and detail.

7 Dec 2015 9:26pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful interior shot. I would be happy to see chairs as it's not so easy to get up off the floor anymore. ;-)

8 Dec 2015 12:43am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien ces éléments

8 Dec 2015 2:56pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Elle st bien garnie cette réception avec la belle table j'attendrai volontiers.

9 Dec 2015 4:46am