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Wax Figure of Townsend Harris.

By Carlkuntze
Shimoda, Japan.

Wax figure of Townsend Harris, First American Consul of Japan, 1856. Gyokusen Temple, where The Japanese Officials dumped him and his staff in an attempt to induce him to leave was restored and converted into a Memorial
to him. Through persistence and grit, he earned their confidence and concluded several trade treaties between Japan and The US.

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