Temple of Hat-Chi-Man-Ya-Chu-Ro
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There were 9 Buddhist temples and one Sintoo (Shinto) temple in Simoda at the time of Perry's visit. This is the Shinto Temple.
Commodore Perry visited the newly opened port of Simoda on the 18th of April, 1854. He remained there until the 9th of May. This particular excursion resulted in a total of 15 lithographs, which is approximately 17% of all the lithographs in the Narrative. It appears that Commodore Perry was very much impressed with Simoda and found many aspects of it to represent typical facets of Japanese culture and life. These were recorded in paintings by Heine.
The Narrative described Simoda as a town of approximately 1,000 houses and 7,000 inhabitants located on a small island near the mouth Yedo Bay. While the town appeared to the expedition members to be impoverished and lacking significant trading facilities, they were impressed with its beauty and cleanliness.
The titles/lettering read:
- From nature by Heine
- Lith of Sarony & Co. New York.
- TEMPLE OF HAT-CHI-MAN-YA-CHU-RO SIMODA SINTOO
Condition. Clean. Small smudge extending into image area at lower middle right.
Page Size (cm): 28.6x22.3cm
Image Size (cm): Width-24, Height-16.7 Dia 29.2
Attribution: This lithograph has been positively confirmed to be from the Beverley Tucker, Senate Printing (1856), of the Narrative.
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