|Budget Amount *help
¥3,700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,700,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 1993 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 1992 : ¥1,900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,900,000)
(1) Trade related numerical documents surviving until the prsent day can be grouped as fellows. Namely, (1)bills of lading from Chinese and Dutch ships, (2)records of the Nagasaki Kaishyo (De Keizerlijk Geld- Kamer in Nagasaki) which include records of price estimates, records of barter, records of goods exports and imports ; balance sheets with detals of imports and exports ; Nagasaki Kaisyo accounts with the details of trade related revenue and expenditure, (3)individual merchant's sample books and notes on preliminary inspection of goods for tender.
(2) I have gathered and examined as wide as ranged as possible of the above. However, especially with regard to (3), it became apparent that the number of documents exceded what I had anticipated when I planing this reserch. Also, with the addition of the large ammount of material either unavailable for photographing and as yet uncatalogd documents, there as still many probrems to be considered, and many discoveries yet to be made.
(3) A s
ummary of the results so far can be found on page 5.
(4) In this report, I have given the following Lists of Carg as examples. "Tsuuko Ichiran" (1596-1807), "Toban Kamotsuchou" (1708-1713), "Nagasaki Hiroku" (1760-1762), "Koumou-sen Nennen Tsuminigaki nado sinajina" (1806-1816), "Kiyou Sairai Mokuroku" (1830-1842). Also this is fragmentary, it contains over 80% of the imported goods that we know of today.
(5) (1)From this, as most of the goods imported on Chinese and Dutch ships especially medicines, scientific equipment, Dutch books ets are listed, we can see how forign culture was accepted. (2)It is also clear that aside from the usual goods traded, the Bakufu, Kakurou, as well as the Governors and Officers of Nagasaki would, on a regular basis, order expensive cloth, medicines, scientific equipment, guns, Dutch books etc, indicating leadership in tue acceptance of cultur. (3)Most important of all is that is now possibe to do a comparision with Dutch documents, leading to an improvement on existing research.
(6) Along with this report, I hope to make an application for assistace to publish the records of price estimates, records of goods exported and Nagasaki Kaisyo acounts as listed above this year. Less