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Okay, first off I did not originally build this for MOCpages. I had a presentation on a research paper I had written and created this for my visual aid (I involve Lego in school whenever I can now days). This scene depicts American Naval Commodore Mathew C. Perry's entrance into Japan. For those who don't know, Japan was a closed country up until the mid 19th century. No one (with the exception of Holland and China) had any successful dealings with the Japanese. Perry was the man who opened Japan to the world with the sighing of the treaty of Kanagawa. He first arrived in Yedo Bay (modern day Tokyo Bay) with two steam frigates and two sloops. One of the steamships is displayed above. I had very limited time, so this was a really quick throw together and not my best, but I still hope you enjoy!
About this creation

The Bay




Paddle-wheel


"Steam-stack"




Commodore Perry


Perry's crew included the first two Blacks ever scene in Japan; they served as a special bodyguard to him. Here is one.


Crew member


Crew member moving a crate




Crew member hailing Kayama




Kayama was an aid to the governor of Yedo, and the first to converse with the Americans.




Shoguns: These were a military group that basically possessed more control over Japan than the Emperor. There are two such warriors shown here.






It's Japan...I simply had to have a random Ninja hoping on the roof!








Crates


A log cannon: Because of their self-isolation, the Japanese had limited knowledge of gunnery. They often would make wooden canons just to look intimidating. One source has it that earlier on, a Japanese guard boat capsized in Nagasaki Bay and all the guns floated!


Japanese lanterns


The steam frigate:









The mini-figs



Comments

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  March 10, 2012
Nice!
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  November 8, 2011
Pretty cool!!!!
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  April 9, 2011
Cool, nice job, where did you get the shogun helmets?
Ian Spacek
Hunter Russ
  March 24, 2011
when does it end? you can invite me back to the group! TTYL Thanks Hunter
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  March 21, 2011
Hey Ian, I was really excited when you invited me to join the LOTR Trilogy Contest. However,I 'm afrid I will have to dicline your offer, since I had an accident with my camra and, I don't know when I will be back and running my page again. Thanks! Sincerly yours: The Green Hood
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  March 21, 2011
This is very nice! The asian arch thing (I have no idea what it's called) looks really good!
Ian Spacek
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King Hunter Hunter Russ
  March 14, 2011
This is realy cool! TTYL Thanks Hunter
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  March 14, 2011
I swear you're way under-rated on MOCpages. Anyway, good build, especially considering it was rushed, and I look forward to more!
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  March 14, 2011
This is just masterful. It was the best visual aid ever. The presentation was great too. Perry was a real interesting guy. You should of put a sumo wrestler in there!
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  March 13, 2011
I could have sworn I commented on this. Oh well... This is great! So many great techniques combined on a large scale. Go Lego in school!!!
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  March 13, 2011
wow!!!! i like the lantern shot a lot
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  March 12, 2011
Excellent! Your scenes are very detailed! I wanna live there!!!!
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  March 12, 2011
At last a titan amongst your builds! It reflects your style great and is exactly what I was waiting for you to make!
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  March 11, 2011
I think the minifigures are the best job in this. (I noticed some Prince of Persia accessories and bodyparts I envy...). I agree you have done things with finer details and overall appearance (Baker Street, Monk's Cell, Christmas Carol Tower, etc.) but do not discount this. I think it is a great MOC. The boat is one of those "I wish I had built that", things.
 
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