Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun Setting & Symbolism

Rhoda Blumberg
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Uraga

Part of present-day Yokosuka, Uraga was the city where the Americans first arrived.

Edo

Now Tokyo, Edo was the largest city in Japan and one of the largest in the world. Foreigners could not be permitted to enter.

Shimoda

One of the two small villages that would become trade cities with the United States, the Dutch and others.

Hakodate

The second of the two small villagers established as trading cities by the Convention of Kanagawa.

Deshima

The incredibly small island where the Dutch were permitted to trade with the Japanese. Perry was concerned to avoid such humiliating trade conditions.

The Treaty House

The house constructed by the Japanese where the negotiations were held.

Perry's Ships

Perry initially brought four ships to Japan, the Mississippi, the Saratoga, the Susquehanna and the Plymouth. Two of these were steam boats that terrified the Japanese.

The Shogunate

The ruling body of...

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