ORIGINAL TITLE Title: -NICHIBEI SHUKO TSUSHO JOYAKU (Treaty of Amity & Commerce between the US and Japan, also known as the Harris Treaty) - ZEISOKU (Taxes & Duties)
MATERIAL: Woodblock Printed
TYPE: Print Book (Set)
DIMENSIONS: Volume measures 7 X 10 1/4 inches (closed)
COMPONENTS: Two volumes bound as one. 58 pages.
ITEM ID: 4191
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Japanese Woodblock Print Book Set

Year: 1858
Decade: 1850s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: July 29, 1858

Treaties signed aboard the USS Powhatan July 29, 1858. The treaty covers the opening to American ships of the ports, Shimoda, Hakodate, Nagasaki, and Kanagawa and grants extraterritoriality rights to Americans, fixed low import-export duties, as well as freedom of religious expression and the ability of the US to construct churches for its residents, for according to Daniel Webster, “God had placed coal for steam ships in the depths of the Japanese islands for the benefit of the human family.”