Memorial Statue of the Visit of Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Memorial Statue of the Visit of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, Hakodate

Memorial Statue of the Visit of Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Memorial Statue of the Visit of Commodore Matthew C. Perry
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Jamie C
Taipei, Taiwan149 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Matthew Perry was the man who open the door of old Japan. You can say he was the key man who change the history of Japan. To the one who knows the history, it's good the see Matthew Perry's statue here. For the one who doesn't know the history, it's just a statue here.
Written September 18, 2017
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,021 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Commodore Matthew C. Perry proved to be a major player in the opening of Japan to the West in the mid-19th century. I found this statue of Perry on a Motomachi hill to be a fitting recognition for his participation in the process. The statue commemorates Perry's visit to Hakodate on May 17, 1854. He came with a squadron of five ships to survey Port Hakodate, which was to open as part of a treaty between the United States and Japan.

The statue went up in 2004 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Perry's visit. It stands in a large, well-maintained grassy expanse now known as Perry's Square, which overlooks the harbor. The sculptor has depicted Perry standing in Naval attire.

I thought the nearby information signs (English and Japanese) gave helpful details about Perry's influence on this area of the world. They also introduced me to the five Black Ship azaleas, planted behind the statue. These symbolize the five black ships in Perry's squadron.

I recommend at least a brief stop here when visiting the Motomachi area. But avoid early afternoons in the summer. That's when we visited and the bright sun's position made it difficult to look at the statue's details and almost impossible to take photos.
Written July 11, 2016
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia25,217 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
You see a great deal of reference of Perry around Hakodate but this is the only memorial I saw. It is a neat status and is accompanied by some history
Written September 19, 2015
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