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 archive materials on Japan and its connection with foreign powers 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 of the former British Consulate building. The British Consulate building, which replaced a building destroyed in the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, was completed in 1931 and used as a consulate until 1972. The ground floor of the building is open to the public and there is a small exhibition room which is free. There are plaques in the building commemorating consulate employees who died in the 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, beginning with the arrival of Commodore Perry and his black ships.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Ticket for adult ¥200. Small museum showing how Yokohama opened up the the world and became a trading port city.  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    Since the arrival of Perry opened the city created by the earthquake, the Pacific war and the rapid changes. Simulation of various elements is possible over a span of ten years as a model of urban development. Interesting research individually, such as topography, transportation, Chinatown, and among them also study potential. Yokohama city perfect for independent research for kids.
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  • July 7, 2017
    Years exhibition, the building itself is elegant and beautiful. Famous architecture of Yokohama pomp and circumstance and the big ones out there, here is that small and cute.
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  • May 9, 2017
    1981 Perry arrival time of painted trees Tmax younger United Kingdom Consulate in Yokohama opened business the main courtyard. The trees at that time and burned down in the great Kanto earthquake, current tree grew from the bud. From Yokohama port opening just before opening and modern materials are exhibited. Special exhibitions are also regularly been pattern. Cheap admission fee is required. Has the sale of exhibition materials book or related books and maps at the entrance.
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  • June 23, 2017
    Permanent exhibition is far greater. Will be a small felt the Museum people. Know about Yokohama's modern history. Opening day exhibition according to Ferris wheel and just lovely.
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  • July 5, 2017
    I may try again. And why not in the main objective. If you like history can be enjoyed as such.
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  • January 22, 2017
    Time period of national isolation of Japan from opening behind the Yokohama materials exhibit. Special exhibit on this day, there was an exhibition of the imperial household agency document a valuable, so quite impressive. Absolutely prohibited photography exhibits, exhibit of replicas and models at the exhibition only, I felt like a little unsatisfactory.
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  • March 24, 2017
    Museum passes in the Perry landed. Visit if you like the end of shogunate.
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