Office Flora – Hiromi Nishiwaki – 出島 (Exit Island) and Fountain Pen 😊🌈🗾

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Salut! Comment vas tu?

Au Japon, le nombre de perconnes contaminées par les coronavirus a atteint le chiffre de 1047 à 18h30,
heure locale, jeudi. Mais Je vais très bien, e toi?

Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring
Lilly Pulitzer

渓斎 英泉 (けいさい えいせん)Keisai Eisen - 1790-1848

Bank of Japan at 1899 - wow! (Meiji Restoration in 1868)

Meiji restoration =Beginning of Modern Japan =Official end of Seclusion policy in Edo Period (1603 to 1868)
Tokugawa Shogunate government was overthrown by New Meiji Government, backed by British empire.
The background of this big shift was to respond to colonialism and other threats by powerful western countries.
Japan was in need to modernize the country to quickly catch up with Western nations.
Actually, even in a seclusion period, Shoguns obtained information about latest news of other countries via traders from Holland,
in  Dejima Island (literary means : Exit island), in Nagasaki prefecture.
Holland was a unique country that was permitted to trade with Tokugawa government.
Japan learned western cultures though Holland in Edo period.

An              imagined bird's-eye view of Dejima's layout and structures              (copied from a woodblock print by Toshimaya Bunjiemon of              1780 and published in Isaac Titsingh's Bijzonderheden over              Japan (1824/25)
Desjima Island

Unknown author

Nagasaki Naval Training Center. Painting made by Nabeshima Hofukai in 19th century.
Navy officers of the Shogunate Navy were trained with Dutch soldiers as teachers.
(Nabeshima Clan- feudal load family in Saga Domain, in Kyushu area)

Dutch people and courtesans - 1800

The owner of imperial palace was Shogun till 1868 (Meiji Restoration) and  then, the emperor came to Tokyo from Kyoto,
and begin to live in today's imperial palace.

Bank of Japan today.

Bank of Japan Currency Museum - Cherry Blossom Ukiyo-e (Nishiki-e) March 10 to April 12, 2020
The Currency Museum of the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies collects, preserves, and studies currency
and currency-related historical and cultural materials.
The Currency Museum is open to the public.
Bank of Japan Currency Museum

Sailor Fountain Pen Limited version, as always.

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Hiromi Nishiwaki
☆Japanese Culture & Arts☆ 
Hiromi Nishiwaki 
OFFICE FLORA  - Japanese Art & Culture Promotion 
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and contribute to world happiness and prosperity. 



Hiromi Nishiwaki

Office Flora "JAPANOPHILE " Promotion was founded as a Japanese culture Research firm in 2017. We provide exciting information on Japanese Art and Culture and offer intellectual excitements though the prism of Hiromi Nishiwaki. We provide deep insights about Japanese traditional culture and Art from a Western perspective while keeping the core concepts from the Japanese Spiritual and traditional values intact. Our mission is to contribute to world happiness and prosperity.

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