As a result of the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637, the Shogunate decided to expel the Portuguese from Japan. The Dutch, meanwhile, gained the trust of the authorities after they bombarded Hara Castle, where the insurgents had taken refuge, and thus gained a monopoly on European trade with Japan.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hara Castle.|
This article incorporates text from OpenHistory.
- Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
|This Japanese history–related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|