A pirate ship from Australia arrived in Japan in the Edo period in 1830

About amateur historians surveyed about watercolors showing that foreign ships were drifting in Mukiura in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan in the Edo era in 1830, the ship they caught caught a ship in Australia and escaped in Australia It turned out that it was a pirate who was doing.

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Nick Russell, who works as an English teacher in Japan, is also an amateur historian, and in 2014Tokushima Pref. Documentary's websiteHe discovered a watercolor painting of an exotic ship that raised the British flag and he was interested. Mr. Russell translated the wording written with this watercolor with the help of a volunteer volunteer manuscript reading group in Tokushima Prefecture.

The material does not contain the nationality of the ship that visited Japan, and it seems that the material was stuck alone with this material, but Mr. Russell continued the investigation considering it as "whale ship?" I learned that the revolt was occurring frequently among the whaling boats. So when Russell searched for "mutiny (sailor's rebellion) 1829" on Google, "The Man Who Stole the Cyprus(A man who stole a Cyprus ship) ". This book is a former British Marine member who was convicted after the Napoleonic War, a man named William Swallow hijacked a Cyprus ship while being transported from the Australian city Hobart to the Macquarie port in 1829, became a pirate and became a pirate I wrote down the circumstances that I came across to China.

The Man Who Stole the Cyprus also says that Swallow dropped in Japan, and when the overseas news site, The Guardian, confirmed the author, Warwick Hurst, "It is a very wonderful discovery Japan There is no doubt that the Cyprus ship has stopped in Japan that the material of the show shows. " Mr. Russell who succeeded in connecting the dots and lines miraculously said, "As a result of examining the materials, everything fitted perfectly," he commented.

According to the watercolor paper left by the samurai of the time, Hamaguchi Makita and others, the Cyprus ship was drifted to Mukiura in Shikoku and Tokushima Prefecture on January 16, 1830, and Hamaguchi and others ordered the general He was going to confirm the state of the foreign ship as pretending to be a hunter. For foreign shipping vessels, it says "I learned an unbearable stench near the ship". When the Japanese Samurai group contacted the "long and long nose crew", the crew seemed to ask for wood and water with a gesture gesture, and instead delivered tobacco, boomerang, alcoholic beverages and the like in glass bottles .

A group of samurai who investigated at once was sympathetic to the seafarers, but it seems that they do not look so hungry at the time of contact, and they seem to ridicule themselves, and the samurai that partitions the place "It is probably a pirate ship," he said. The Cyprus ship was warned to leave Japan, but if he agreed to leave Japan as warned, he said he intended to share water and timber. However, the crew of the Cyprus ship asked for a five-day berth for repair of the ship with a gesture gesture, and when it refused, he seems to have been negotiated seeking a berth for three days.

As the Cyprus ship continued to anchor without following the warnings, the Samurai group started selling the cannon by the cannon on the Cyprus ship, as a result the Cyprus ship sailed, but because he did not show any signs of moving, more bombardment It was continued. Several of them were hit, and it says that it seems that seafarers of the Cyprus ship seemed to have been killed or injured. It seems that Cyprus ship finally left Japan. About miraculously the history of Japan in the Edo period revealed, the author of The Man Who Stole the Cyprus, Mr. Hurst said, "In my view, the Cyprus ship will be the first Australian ship to visit Japan." It is.

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