Buddhist Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo. Japan.

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Okinawa Japan. Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo.

Buddhist Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo.

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 Korea, 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). 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.
Drawings by William Havell (1782-1857).

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Man from Buxoro (Buchara), Uzbekistan
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