Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture (JP)

The Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture is one of the few museums in Japan dedicated to the history of international exchange. The Museum holds approximately 81,000 objects in its precious collection, including historical documents, art and craftworks that tell the story of Nagasaki, the sole window open to foreign countries during the period of Japan’s national isolation. 

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In addition, part of the Nagasaki Magistrate's Office (a local agency of the central government in the Edo period called bugyōsho) has been faithfully reconstructed based on historical materials, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of feudal Japan. The craft center offers hands-on classes of Nagasaki’s traditional crafts.
The Nagasaki Magistrate's Tateyama Office is one of the components of the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture. Although it is a restored building, stone walls, stone steps, and stone pavements use the excavated remains. A part of the upper part of the stone steps is newly established. The fire basin, the upper curb of the gutter and the small stone below it are newly rebuilt, but the large stone below is the one at that time. Some of the wells are from those found at other places on the site.

Description of the Nagasaki Magistrate’s Office (Tateyama Office)

書院 Shoin
It is a room that the Nagasaki magistrate used for receptions such as the lord. 
It reproduces to the rim of the outskirts so that you can experience the atmosphere. 

対面所 Taimensho
In addition to meeting and waiting room, this room was also used when changing traded goods and doing "Dai Kai" (Ooaraki-Nagasaki Magistrate). By displaying imported goods such as raw silk, fabric and ivory, you can get a glimpse of one of the trades of those days. 

御白州 Oshirasu   
Oshirasu is a place where courts in litigation institutions such as the Edo period ceremonial bureau were placed.

Text source: Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture


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