Bust on a high socle, on which a Japanese text.
rijnl. kunstgieterij leiden-holland.
ヤン・ヨーステン記念像 オランダ人 L P J ブラート作
ヤン・ヨーステンは和蘭人で西暦 1600 年豊後の海で
Jan Joosten van Lodensteyn monument, a work by LPJ 'Bulat', Dutch.
In 1600, Dutchman Jan Joosten drifted ashore to Japan after his ship was wrecked in the Bungo Sea. He lived in Japan under the favor of the Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa and worked as the consultant of diplomacy and trade.
His house was located in the moat / vicinity of Wadakuramon Gate.
Therefore, the area was named Yaesu Riverside afterwards, and later became Yaesu. We placed this statue in remembrance of him.
The bust was quite difficult to find. The Yaesu Shopping Mall (八重洲地下街) is underground on the Yaesu side (east side) of the Tokyo Station. The bust is next to exit 7, giving access from the southern Yaesu hall of the station.
The bust was model for the monument in the Yaesu-dōri, a couple of hundred meter further east.
- Leendert P.J. (Leo) Braat (Arnhem 1908-Amsterdam 1982),
beeldhouwer, medailleur enz.
Sources & Information
- Thanks to Richard Canneman in Tokyo for his transcription and translation of the text on the socle (13 May 2009).
Location (N 35°40'45" - E 139°46'4")
Item Code: jp005; Photograph: 31 January 2008
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