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Ship De Liefde

オランダ船 デ.リーフデ号

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Sculpture of a ship.

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Information Sign

オランダ船 デ.リーフデ号
Dit beeld van "De Liefde", dat als eerste
Nederlandse schip in 1600 in Japan
aankwam, werd op 22 april 1980 door de
Nederlandse Minister-President, A.A.M. van
Agt, tijdens diens bezoek alhier namens
de Nederlandse Regering aan de Japanse
Regering aangeboden.
[text in Japanese]


The Liefde (Charity or Love) was the first Dutch ships arriving in Japan. It left Rotterdam in 27 June 1598 together with four other ships for a circumnavigation of the world, commanded by Jacques Mahu and Simon de Cordes. None of the ships reached this goal. One ship 'T Gheloove had turned back before entering the Straits of Magellan, the Blijde Bootschap and Trouwe went lost in fights with the Spaniards and Portuguese respectively and Hoope to storm. De Liefde stranded in Japen near Bungo on the island of Kyushu on 19th April 1600. Of the originally 110 man crew only 24 had survived the journey, among them:

Tokyo - 東京 - Ship <i>De Liefde</i>


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Item Code: jp004; Photograph: 31 January 2008
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