Japan & the Netherlands: Shared Maritime Heritage
(With extra pictures) Japan and the Netherlands have had successful trading relations for over 400 years. It all started when a Dutch East-India Company ship stranded on Japanese shores in 1600.
The Dutch crew were allowed to trade and that contact also led to knowledge and cultural exchange. Today, remains of this shared heritage can still be found in forms such as museum collections and maritime heritage.
As promised, the album below contains some extra pictures. Please click the pop-out link to view them in their proper dimensions.
Picture (top): Launch of the Kayo Maru in Dordrecht in 1865.