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Nakahama (John Manjiro Birth Place)

[the last update date: on January 10, 2016]

John Mung birth place

Nakanohama, Tosashimizu-shi,
Birth place of John Mung (the real name, Manjiro Nakahama).

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It is monument in birth place of Manjiro.
It was built in commemoration of 150 years of Manjiro's homecoming anniversary.
It has the photograph of Manjiro's face, and the image of ship is put on the base.
In addition, explanation of both Japanese and English is engraved into the other side of monument,
Manjiro who became foundation of international exchange is explained.

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"John manjirozoseigoichu*manjirookinenhi"

Manjiro who was caught in storm, and drifted was saved on whaler and went to the United States.
Therefore Manjiro learned various things and experienced and came back to Japan. Western knowledge and information that Manjiro took home with him/her had a big influence on Japan at the time.
In addition, for Yataro Iwasaki or Ryoma Sakamoto, it became shock that the view of the world turned into.

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 Tanimae, Nakahama, Tosashimizu City

Tosashimizu John Manjiro Kuroshio Shachu