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Yokohama Archives of History, Yokohama

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The Yokohama Archives of History in Naka ward, central Yokohama near Yamashita Park is a repository for many precious archive materials on Japan and the foreign connection with Japan since the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry in 1853. The archives are next to Kaiko Hiroba (Port Opening Square) where Commodore Perry landed to sign the Convention of Kanagawa.The archives are housed in a newly built annex to the former British Consulate building. The British Consulate building, which replaced the former consulate building destroyed in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, was completed in 1931 and used as a consulate until 1972. The ground floor of the former consulate building is open to the public and there is a small exhibition room which is free. There are plaques in the consulate commemorating consulate employees who died in the Great Kanto earthquake as well as British sailors who died during the British Bombardment of Kagoshima in 1863. The British Court for Japan, under the British Supreme Court for China and Japan sat in the consulate compound from 1879 to 1900. Prior to that the British Provincial Court for Kanagawa sat in the compound from 1865 to 1878.The Archives include a museum which tells the story of Japan and Yokohama's opening to the West from the arrival of Commodore Perry and his black ships.
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  • Japan Boulevard on the way to Chinatown 4/5 (Wednesday) now. thanks for lovely flowers greeted here also Japan Yokohama Minato District No. 33 times national urban greening this still fair in person doumoto cherry locations found in full bloom (° o °) is café-restaurant on the north side is a nice building former United Kingdom Consulate now bothers to the left of the entrance to Yokohama port Museum (at the south entrance of the Museum Museum main entrance on the East side is here) next (lol). Into only the rooms on the ground floor of the former United Kingdom Consulate in Central-indeed United Kingdom atmosphere! nice right beside the old United Kingdom Consulate entrance lion portrait picture (what? See standing in front and came out water from the mouth of a lion (° o °) was Japan's first water? ) ★ until camphor tree in the courtyard (pictures of Perry's arrival seems until camphor tree is the tree on the far right side of the screen (laughs) we once read in school textbooks to be (° o °) from the u. s.-Japan amity Treaty leading to the current backtuzafuturs (lol) then Museum bustle around lies in could visit, but it is stipulated in the photographs was very interesting history of Yokohama port
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  • You can learn from the port at Yokohama, is valuable. Courtyard is maintained beautifully and, relieved the time passes slowly as possible.
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  • Yokohama village was a fishing village, but the u. s.-Japan Treaty of Amity and commerce, quickly found the situation evolved. From the Yamanote original, is explained clearly in the kannai area of town, foreigner residence ground, Japanese merchants and non-related concepts, such as models and maps.
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  • There is a good atmosphere around the place, building, etc. The boring Hotel entertainment, no ingenuity or the way to display the works. It is a shame that the staff. It is said the Office entirely.
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  • Also said that to. Around mumbo jumbo mess, I'm living more than 45 years in Yokohama, but I it's gibberish, na-. Tanzawa, Fuji, Izu direction, I'm strong. Afraid of getting lost, but I've heard it changed a lot, didn't stand out at random, rally driver, from there, I DART in a car like that and being questioned by suspicious choosing from nearly 30 years and then have no idea. So, not to date course. Why is car exhaust is intense;
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