‪Will Adams Memorial‬

تعليقات حول - ‪Will Adams Memorial‬, ‪Gillingham‬

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bsandrs
بروتسموث, UK23,069 مساهمة
‪Not A Must Do But An Interesting Memorial‬
يناير 2020
‪Having enjoyed a good lunch in the town centre, I thought that a walk would be a good idea and discovered this memorial via TripAdvisor. The clock tower is well built and stands prominently to the side of the A2, on part of the old Watling Street that passes through the area. Not a must do, but some fascinating information and interesting links with Japan‬
كُتب بتاريخ 6 يناير 2020
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garysJ9232WS
‪Medway‬, UK118 مساهمة
‪Interesting part of Medways forgotten history‬
العائلة • يوليو 2019
‪Hundreds of people pass this every day, but I bet no one knows or even cares these days about this chap. He was born on 24 September 1564 in Gillingham. Effectively he is the founder of the Japanese navy and one of a very few non Japanese to be granted the rank of Samurai. He is known in Japanese as Miura Anjin. He was an English navigator who in 1600, was the first of his nation to reach Japan during a five-ship expedition for the Dutch East India Company.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 28 يوليو 2019
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gl8246
Medway498 مساهمة
‪Memorial to the first Westerner to reach Japan‬
بمفردك • أبريل 2018
‪William Adams was a local sailor who was involved in fighting the Spanish Armada, and later became the first man to reach Japan and set up a trading mission there .
His story inspired James Clavell to write Shogun, with Adams represented by the character John Blackthorne.
He never returned to the West, let alone Gillingham, but as the Anjin, he is still honoured by the Japanese 500 years after his death.
The memorial - it is inscribed in Japanese and English - was unveiled in the 1930s on the site of Gillingham's electric tramway. The Japanese turned out in force to honour their hero (he was the first Westerner to become a Samurai.)
Today most people walk past without recognising what it represents.
And even fewer know it conceals an electricity sub-station...‬
كُتب بتاريخ 4 أبريل 2018
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PHE22
لندن, UK3,925 مساهمة
‪Surprised‬
بمفردك • مايو 2017
‪Saw it on side of road whilst driving old A2. Whilst it was a fascinating memorial became even more fascinating when I got home and read its History, Constructed for a local Sailor who sailed with Francis Drake, then had a fascinating sailing history before be cast ashore in Japan. Gillingham has a Will Adams festival.‬
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