|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
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.
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