Western learning
Chiyoda-ku Hayabusa cho.
  • I found a small park on the back of the Supreme Court.
  • What is that?
  • Group of the peace.
  • This three ladies expresses Love, Intellect and Ambitious.
  • What does it mean?
  • It is the origin of the advertisement.
  • Is it a word of mouth communication?
  • Look at that board.
  • What does it say?
  • The place of Kazan Watanabe birth.
  • Was he born in the Supreme Court?
  • There were the second residence of the Mikawa Tahara Domain in Edo era.
  • He was a Dutch scholar.
  • What did he do?
  • He committed harakiri.
  • Why?
  • Japan of the Edo era closed the country.
  • If a foreign ship comes, what did Japan do?
  • Sent anything away.
  • Why did they refuse it rigidly?
  • The cause was a phaeton case in 1808.
  • What is it?
  • Japan had diplomatic ties with only the Netherlands in Edo era.
  • Only Nagasaki Port?
  • But the Netherlands situation was unstable.
  • What did happen in Europe of this time?
  • The French Revolution.
  • The Netherlands was occupied by France in 1795.
  • The fifth general Willem took refuge in the U. K.
  • Was the Netherlands divided in the French side and the British side?
  • Yeah.
  • Which did Japan have diplomatic ties with?
  • With the French side.
  • The U. K. thinks unpleasantly.
  • A British naval ship entered in the Nagasaki Port in 1808.
  • This ship's name is Phaeton.
  • Japan didn't have diplomatic ties with the U.K.
  • The ship disguised itself with a Netherlands national flag.
  • What did the ship do?
  • The British took Dutchman hostage and demanded water and food.
  • What did Japan do?
  • Japan was going to attack a British ship.
  • Did you say was going to attack?
  • Japan was not able to attack.
  • Why?
  • There were few soldiers in Nagasaki.
  • Is it a joking?
  • Japan met a demand.
  • The U.K. thought that Japan was weak.
  • Japan strengthened armament.
  • They attacked all the foreign ships.
  • Right judgment.
  • An American merchant ship Morrison came to Japan in 1837.
  • They protected a Japanese castaway.
  • They are kind.
  • But Japan attacked them.
  • Oops.
  • Do you remember Kazan Watanabe?
  • Who is it?
  • We told that Kazan Watanabe committed harakiri.
  • He said.
  • Japan should improve a diplomatic method.
  • The Japanese weapon is very weak.
  • Japan is easily invaded if fought.
  • That is right.
  • But he was oppressed from the conservatives.
  • Conservative people prohibited Western study.
  • He was executed?
  • He committed harakiri by himself.
  • The thing of narrow outlook on life is a terrible thing.
  • This is the end of Kazan Watanabe's story.
  • I have business in Kasumigaseki.