Saturday, February 8, 2014

Fact of the Day: Portuguese Travelers

While Japan remained a rather isolated country for hundreds of years, they did see their first European visitors in the 16th century. Traders and Jesuit missionaries from Portugal were some of the first Europeans to visit Japan. 

22 comments:

  1. Yes, I knew this. We also have a lot of Portuguese people in Hawaii who have been here a long time.

    ReplyDelete
  2. yes, they got around!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

    ReplyDelete
  3. Interesting to know, Adam. Have a great weekend. Greetings, Joke

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is totally new for me. I didn´t know. Kisses:)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Portuguese came to India too and set up bases in Goa, Daman & Diu.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It is strange that the Portugese were already able to travel around the world in the 16th century.

    Greetings,
    Filip

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those Portuguese got around, didn't they?

    ReplyDelete
  8. those fanatics missionaries were everywhere.....

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hope you have a great weekend, Adam!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I hadn't known they remained isolated for so long. Interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good thing the Portuguese didn't bring any dinosaurs back with them.

    ReplyDelete
  12. That's a fascinating period of history.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great story! Thanks 4 sharing! ;D

    Kisses,

    Benedetta

    http://www.daddysneatness.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Didn't figure they were isolated for that long

    ReplyDelete
  15. I didn't know that! How interesting, it would be nice to know if the Portuguese influences can still be seen somehow. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

    ReplyDelete
  16. Always great reading these educational posts, Adam:)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Happy weekend Adam! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. That is interesting!
    Margaret
    http://www.decordesireforbeauty.com/blog.html

    ReplyDelete