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Yaesu Shopping Mall near exit 7
(Chiyoda-ku 千代田区)

Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn

Delft 1556 - South Chinese Sea 1623
Dutch merchant in Japan
Leo Braat
Rijnlandse Kunstgieterij (Leiden)

Tokyo - 東京 /  Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn   Tokyo - 東京 /  Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn


Bust on a high socle, on which a Japanese text.


l.p.f. braat
rijnl. kunstgieterij leiden-holland

Information Sign

ヤン・ヨーステン記念像 オランダ人   L P J   ブラート作

ヤン・ヨーステンは和蘭人で西暦 1600 年豊後の海で

English translation:

Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn monument, a work by LPJ 'Bulat', Dutch.

In 1600, Dutchman Jan Joosten drifted ashore to Japan after his ship was wrecked in the Bungo Sea. He lived in Japan under the favor of the Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa and worked as the consultant of diplomacy and trade.
His house was located in the moat / vicinity of Wadakuramon Gate.
Therefore, the area was named Yaesu Riverside afterwards, and later became Yaesu. We placed this statue in remembrance of him.


The bust was quite difficult to find. The Yaesu Shopping Mall (八重洲地下街) is underground on the Yaesu side (east side) of the Tokyo Station. The bust is next to exit 7, giving access from the southern Yaesu hall of the station.
The bust was model for the monument in the Yaesu-dōri, a couple of hundred meter further east.

Tokyo - 東京 - Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn


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Locatie (N 35°40'45" - E 139°46'4") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: jp005; Photograph: 31 January 2008
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