Archive

The Archives of the Dutch Factory in Hirado: Reconstruction, Research, and Analysis

Representative: Frederik Cryns (Nichibunken)

This project examines the correspondence of the Dutch Factory in Hirado, Japan (1609-1633) in the possession of the National Archives of the Netherlands. Together with our international partners, we will publish annotated transcriptions and Japanese translations of these sources, in order to make them available to researchers in the related disciplines. A special effort will be made to introduce the historic significance of the archives and the research results in a comprehensive way to the general public through international symposiums, exhibitions, a website, an educational program and publications.