THE JAPANESE IN AYUTTHAYA
The Japanese settlement is situated on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River in an
area called Ko Rian. It was located opposite the
Portuguese settlement and was
separated from the English and
Dutch settlement by the Suan Phlu Canal to the north.

The Japanese village ran one Km along the river, and extended about half a kilometer
inland. The settlement was surrounded by canals on the three sides. Its population
numbered at the peak of the Siamese-Japanese trade in the first part of the 17th century
around 1,500.

Trade export consisted of sappan wood, used as dye, lead, tin, forest products and deer
hides, used by Japanese warriors to make coats, gloves and firearm cases.

(Larger text in writing)
Photographs by Tricky Vandenberg - February 2010
Text by Tricky Vandenberg - June 2011
(Entry of the Japanese Settlement)
(Memorial in the garden)
(Multi-media exposition hall)
(Memorial)
(General view)
(Garden view)
(Garden view)
(Garden view)