Cleaning out my inbox, I found an email to myself simply stating: “Hirado, Nagasaki”.
The former Hirado Dutch trading house warehouse 平戸オランダ商館倉庫 is located in the Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture. The Dutch used this site from 1609-1641 (source). I’ve never visited, but it appears fairly remote, a 4-hour train trip to Nagasaki City, or 3 and a half hours to Fukuoka.
Having left Hirado, the Dutch moved south to Nagasaki, where they set-up shop on the artificial island, Dejima 出島, which would be theirs from 1641-1853 (source).
Here’s a map of current-day Nagasaki which shows the site of Dejima island (in orange), which has by now been absorbed into the city by the addition of reclaimed land. As a comparison, a historic map of Dejima (source)(map).
A marked aerial map (Wikipedia):
Map of Dejima, overlaid on today’s streets (source):
Model of the Dutch trading post at the Dejima Museum, Nagasaki (source)(map)
III. Maps from Official Guide to Eastern Asia Vol. II South Western Japan (1914):
- The Hirado harbour and the Trading Post site viewed from the sky
- Beginning of Exchange between Japan and the Netherlands
- The most expensive tv stand in the world (2)
- Dutch Trading Post on “Dejima”
- Dejima tourism, Nagasaki city
- Kyoto -> Nagasaki, 2008
- Paper Trails: Deshima Island: A Stepping Stone between Civilizations, by Marc Jason Gilbert, North Georgia College and State University
- Dutch Factory on Deshima