Japan400 commemorates the start of diplomatic, trading, scientific and cultural relations between Britain and Japan in 1613. Through a host of exciting events during 2013, it celebrates the spirit of discovery and mutual regard that has inspired many successful collaborations and a remarkable friendship between two societies on opposite sides of the world.
–Tokugawa Ieyasu, letter to King James I, October 1613
–James 1 and VI, letter to Tokugawa Ieyasu presented by John Saris and translated by William Adams.
Saris’s trip to Edo and Back
You can see a full-size version of this map here.
Click on any marker on the map to read a pop-up extract from Saris’s journal.
If your computer mouse has a wheel, hover your mouse pointer over the map itself and you can use the mousewheel to zoom in and out.
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