7The Dutch factory in Hirado. 1669 engraving by Montanus.
8Map of Nagasaki Hishu Nagasaki no zu 1802 34 x 46 cm Map of Nagasaki Hishu Nagasaki no zu x 46 cm. Publisher: Bunkindô, Nagasaki Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 1 Slide: BG K9/420Dejima is the fan-shaped island, left above center. Its area was approximately 70 by 210 meters, and was connected to the mainland by a guarded wooden drawbridge. The square artificial island further to the left was for the Chinese traders.
9VOC Headquarters in Amsterdam VOC EmblemVOC Headquarters in Amsterdam
17Dutch on their rounds Oranda-jin junkan no zu 32 x 22 cm. Inv. nr Dutch on their rounds Oranda-jin junkan no zu 32 x 22 cm. Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 9 Slide: BG K9/428Dutchmen on a court journey with musicians and an elephant, a gift to the shôgun.
18[Camel and dromedary] 1821 30. 5 x 22. 5 cm [Camel and dromedary] x 22.5 cm. Publisher: Nawaya, Nagasaki Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 8 Slide: BG K9/427These animals were brought to the shôgun in Edo with the court journey of The text provides details about camels.Two camels that were imported in the 6th month of the year Hunsei 4 (July 1821) in a Dutch ship. They come from a place called Mecca, in the country Arabia. The male is five years old, the female four years. The height is nine feet and the length 2 ken (3,60 metre). Just like oxen and horses in this country, the animal is used in farming only. (When it lies down) the animal bends its legs in threes, and when it is loaded it will carry over 1000 katti (1 katti = 625 grams). It walks over 100 ri (100 miles) a day. If it is allowed to eat until it is satisfied, it will not eat for five days afterwards. The females and males of this animal are very attached to one another.
19Dutch on their rounds Oranda-jin junkan no zu 22. 5 x 32 cm. Inv. nr Dutch on their rounds Oranda-jin junkan no zu 22.5 x 32 cm. Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 10 Slide: BG K9/429This is a free interpretation of the journey to the governor of Nagasaki in 1844.
20[Dutchman with telescope] 43.8 x 16.3 cm. Publisher: Yamatoya Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 11 Slide: BG K9/430The telescope was one of many Western inventions introduced to Japan by the Dutch.
24Dutchman weighing goods Oranda-jin kamotsu o kakeru Ca. 1845 43 Dutchman weighing goods Oranda-jin kamotsu o kakeru Ca x 16 cm. Publisher: Yamatoya, Nagasaki Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 13 Slide: BG K9/432The Dutch trader is weighing ivory elephant's tusks that are left on the scales. There is a notebook under his left arm.
25Dutchman and Javanese servant playing with dogs Oranda-jin kurombô girô ken zu 37 x 25 cm. Publisher: Daiyoshi-han (Yamatoya), Nagasaki Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 17 Slide: BG K9/436The Dutch official is accompanied by a servant from Java, Indonesia, which was a Dutch colony at the time.
26Dutchmen preparing ointment Kômô-jin koyaku neri no zu 25 x 19. 4 cm Dutchmen preparing ointment Kômô-jin koyaku neri no zu 25 x 19.4 cm. Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 15 Slide: BG K9/434The Japanese were very interested in Western medicine, which was unknown in Japan before the arrival of the Dutch.
27[Dutchmen at a dinner] 25. 7 x 38. 3 cm. Inv. nr. : NEHA SC 477 nr [Dutchmen at a dinner] 25.7 x 38.3 cm. Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 36 Slide: BG K9/460
28Portraits of figures from barbarian countries: the king of Holland Bankoku jimbutsu zue: oranda no kokuo x 23.6 cm Artist: Ichieisai Yoshitsuya Publisher: Ebiya Rinnosuke, Yokohama Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 27 Slide: BG K9/446A caricatural fantasy of King William III rather than a portrait, accompanied by a satirical poem:Even the peoplewho write with crabbed handare craving forthe Elevated Wayof our Country
29Dutch ship Oranda sen zu 1802 30. 5 x 22. 5 cm Dutch ship Oranda sen zu x 22.5 cm. Publisher: Bunkindô, Nagasaki Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 2 Slide: BG K9/421The yellow flag in the center carries the emblem of the VOC, the Dutch East-India Company, but it is upside down. The text gives details about the ship's size and distances between Japan and other parts of the world.
30Dutch ship Oranda fune no zu 1859 Artist: Yoshitora Publisher: Shimaya, Yokohama 36.5 x 25.5 cm. Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 31 Slide: BG K9/450Top left, the portrait of a Dutchman, top right, an admiring text about Dutch ship building and navigation.Text: (right to left) A long time ago the Dutch already were very skilled in navigation, and Dutch ships sailed around the world. The Dutch are very well versed in shipbuilding and of how to use ships profitably for foreign markets. They chose good materials and worked like when building up stone walls; they used iron nails and filled up cracks with tar and hemp. In the fourth month they sailed from their country (from Indonesia, the journey from Indonesia lasted much longer) and in the sixth month they arrived here. When (the ship arrives) in Nagasaki and the cannons, which are placed side by side, are fired, clouds appear and make the ship invisible. When the smoke has risen, the sails that had been visible in large numbers suddenly appear to have been rolled up. Upon departure they also fire cannons, and before the smoke has risen they have already hoisted the sails, astonishing the spectators. Their maneuvering is truly miraculously fast and mysterious.
31Dutchman training horse Oranda-jin bajutsu no zu 44 x 16 cm. Inv. nr Dutchman training horse Oranda-jin bajutsu no zu 44 x 16 cm. Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 14 Slide: BG K9/433The Dutch imported good horses to Japan, and taught riding and dressage.
32Depiction of a Dutchman Oranda-jin zu 30 x 12. 5 cm. Inv. nr Depiction of a Dutchman Oranda-jin zu 30 x 12.5 cm. Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 16 Slide: BG K9/435The shôgun expressed the desire to have a bird of paradise. The Dutch brought a peacock, but that would not do.
33True portrait of a Dutchman Shôsha Oranda-jin 1861 34. 2 x 23. 7 cm True portrait of a Dutchman Shôsha Oranda-jin x 23.7 cm. Artist: Ichikawa Yoshikazu Publisher: Sanoya Kihei Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 25 Slide: BG K9/444A Dutchman and a Chinese servant.
34Dutch trading agent admires the peonies as the body of his wife Oranda-jin shôkan fukikusa shôbi no karada x 24 cm. Artist: Gountei Sadahide Publisher: Moriya Jihei, Yokohama Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 26 Slide: BG K9/445The female portrait represents the wife of the trading agent, far away.
35[Hunting a Monkey] 36. 8 x 25. 4 cm. Inv. nr. : NEHA SC 477 nr [Hunting a Monkey] 36.8 x 25.4 cm. Inv.nr.: NEHA SC 477 nr. 38 Slide: BG K9/458A group of Westerners on a hunting party for monkeys.
39Slides 4 & 5: 1707 map of Japan, with a cartouche representing the audience of William Adams with the Shogun. From Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Land-Reysen (a seies of accounts of famous voyages). Thought to be by Pieter van der Aa. )Source: International Institute of Social History (Netherlands). “Exhibition of Japanese Prints”. . Retrieved 23 July 2007.