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Figure of a dutchman

Figure of a dutchman

Collections record: O.50-2008

Figure of a dutchman

Under the policy called sakoku, in force in Japan from the 1630s until 1853, foreigners were excluded from the country.

The only exceptions were the Dutch who had a trading post near Nagasaki. They were regarded as curiosities due to their physical appearance, their clothing and their habit of keeping animals.

Given by Dr Roy Hull

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