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Port / Harbour at Shimonoseki, Japan

Port at Shimonoseki, Japan - a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is at the southwestern tip of Honshu, facing the Tsushima Strait and also Kitakyushu across the Kanmon Straits. An Imperial decree in July 1899 established Shimonoseki as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom. Date: circa 1910s

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Honshu Junk Prefecture Shimonoseki Trading Yamaguchi


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Port at Shimonoseki, Japan: A Window into the Past This photograph, taken circa 1910s, showcases the bustling Port of Shimonoseki in Japan. Located at the southwestern tip of Honshu, the largest island of Japan, Shimonoseki is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture that faces the Tsushima Strait and Kitakyushu across the Kanmon Straits. The Port of Shimonoseki holds significant historical importance, as it was established as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom by an Imperial decree in July 1899. This decision marked a pivotal moment in Japan's history, as it opened the country to increased international commerce and cultural exchange. In this photograph, we see a variety of boats and junks docked at the port, their sails billowing in the wind. The waterfront teems with activity, as people go about their daily business, loading and unloading cargo from the ships. The scene is a testament to the vibrant maritime culture that has thrived in Shimonoseki for centuries. The Port of Shimonoseki has played a crucial role in Japan's economic and cultural development, connecting the country to the wider world. This photograph offers a glimpse into the past, transporting us back in time to an era of exploration, trade, and global connections.

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