Gentleman of Loo Choo in his Cloak. Japan 1816.

Loo Choo. Cloak. Okinawa. Japan costume. Traditional dress.

Gentleman of Loo Choo in his Cloak

Gentleman of Loo Choo in his Cloak

Ryukyu Islands. Shō-Dynastie. Known as the Great Loo-Choo Island, Okinawa Japan.

Source: Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island. With an Appendix, Containing Charts, and Various Hydrographical and Scientific Notices and a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo Language. By Basil Hall (1788–1844). Drawings by William Havell (1782-1857). Printed by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London 1818.

Basil Hall commanded the brig HMS Lyra as part of Lord Amherst’s 1816 embassy to the Qing court in China. Britains first accurate account of Korea and Okinawa.

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