The site of Nakahama Manjiro's house (historical site) nakahamamanjiroutakuato
The ground where is related to Manjiro Nakahama, also known as John Manjiro
Manjiro Nakahama was known for the name of John Manjiro and played an active part as interpreter and teacher from the late Tokugawa period to the Meiji era. When he was fourteen, Nakahama drifted ashore on an uninhabited island, after the fishing boat on which he was sailing was shipwrecked. He was rescued by an American whaling ship and taken to the United States, where he was educated. Nakahama was assigned to the Tosa clan after returning to Japan, and for a second time in 1868 (the first year of the Meiji era). From the second to thirteenth years of the Meiji era, he lived on this site in the suburban residence of the daimyo of the Tosa clan. While here, he was employed among other things as a professor at Kaisei School (a predecessor of Tokyo University).
|Address||1-3-36, Kitasuna, Koutou-ku (Koto Ward Kitasuna elementary school)|
|Access||Toei Shinjuku Line "Nishi-Ojima Station" Exit A1 12-minute walk|