400 Years of Trade with Japan
Trade between Japan and the Netherlands started when the ship de Liefde arrived in Japan in 1600. From the end of the 16th to the beginning of the 17th century, Japanese culture was strongly influenced by Portugal and Spain. In 1639, the Tokugawa Shogunate prohibited the Portuguese from visiting Japan and decided to conduct official trade only with the Netherlands. In 1641, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was moved from Hirado to Deshina in Nagasaki and trade between Japan and the Netherlands began a new stage.The Netherlands wasby then the only country introducing western culture. During the Edo period western culture into Japan was almost exclusively imported through the offices of the VOC.
SPECIFICATIONS Metal: .900 gold .925 silver silver plateWeight: 6.72 grams 11.9 grams 10.5 gramsDiameter: 22.5 mm 33 mm 29.5 mmQuality: proof proof BUFace value: €10 € 5 € 5Mintage: 6,500 20,000 —