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|In 1600, Kuroda Nagamasa constructed a castle town Fukuoka after being given the province of Chikuzen by Tokugawa Ieyasu who unified the country. Shows the formation of Fukuoka-Han, development of maritime and land transportation in Chikuzen during Sakoku (era of national isolation), scenes of Fukuoka and Hakata in the mid-Edo Period, foreign relations and the Fukuoka-Han during the closing days of Tokugawa Regime, and newly born culture.|
|6-1.||Tokugawa Feudal Government
For more than 260 years during which the feudal government existed in Edo (the present Tokyo), the Kuroda Family as the feudal lord of Fukuoka-Han governed the province of Cikuzen. Also, the Chikuzen province had an important road lending to Nagasaki.
|6-2.||Foreign Contracts and Fukuoka-Han
in the Edo Period
With orders from the feudal government, Fukuoka-Han guarded Nagasaki which was the trading port during the times of Sakoku. Also, they hosted Korean ambassadors at Ainoshima who were on their way to Edo.
|6-3.||Model of Gokaura Merchant Ship
In the Edo Period, maritime transportation network was established thoughtout the country. Also in Cikuzen, Gokaura merchant ships played a big role.
|6-4.||Gokaura Merchant Ships
Gokaura merchant ships had five ports in Hakata Bay as their bases. Sometimes, they would even drift all the way to Southeast Asia.
|6-5.||Politics and Academic Pursuits
Ruling of villages progressed in the beginning of the 18th century. With academicians like Kaibara Ekiken, eagerness for academic pursuits was heightened in the Fukuoka-Han.
|6-6.||Merchants and Craftsmen of
Fukuoka and Hakata
Two towns comprised the area surrounding the castle of Fukuoka-Han, one Fukuoka, a new castle town centering around samurai warriors, the other Hakata, an old commercial, industrial, and port town.
|6-7.||Development of Villages
Industrial development and increase in special products were seen in the province of Chikuzen during the mid-Edo Period.
|6-8.||Estimated Model of Fukuoka
and Hakata in the Modern Times
Model of Fukuoka and Hakata in the mid-Edo Period, reconstructed under estimation on a scale of 1:1,500.
|6-9.||Foreign Relations during the
Closing Days of Tokugawa Regime
Western countries began approaching Japan and finally Commodore Perry from the U.S. arrived at Uraga ( a port in Kanagawa Prefecture). The following year, Japan decided to open her ports.
|6-10.||Maritime Defense in Chikuzen
With changes in foreign relations during the closing days of the Tokugawa Regime, Fukuoka-Han strengthened its maritime defense by installing canons along Hakata Bay.
|6-11.||People from the Fukuoka-Han
Who Studied Western Sciences in Nagasaki
With Fukuoka-Han having the task to guard Nagasaki Port, Dutch medicine had already been introduced to Chikuzen in the late 17th century.
|6-12.||Students Sent from Fukuoka-Han
The Fukuoka-Han made the people who studied Western sciences open Western industries and established a refinery in Nakazu.
|6-13.||Scholars and Intellectual People
in the Closing Days of Tokugawa Regime
At a time when Western countries started to approach Japan, there appeared in Chikuzen people who made a unique achievement in the studies that have traditionally existed in Japan.