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*''Japanese'': 玉泉寺 ''(gyokusen-ji)''
 
*''Japanese'': 玉泉寺 ''(gyokusen-ji)''
  
Gyokusen-ji is a Buddhist temple in [[Shimoda]], on the [[Izu peninsula]]. It is notable as the site of the graves of a number of members of [[Commodore Perry]]'s crew.
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Gyokusen-ji is a Buddhist temple in [[Shimoda]], on the [[Izu peninsula]]. It is notable as the site of the graves of several members of [[Commodore Perry]]'s crew.
  
Robert Williams, a 24-year-old crewmember onboard the ''[[USS Mississippi]]'', became on [[1854]]/2/8 (March 6) the first member of the mission to die in mainland Japan. He was initially buried at [[Zotoku-in|Zôtoku-in]] in [[Yokohama]], but his grave was moved to Gyokusen-ji three months later.<ref>Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 553.</ref> The cemetery at Gyokusen-ji includes the graves of three Russians, and five Americans, most of whom were also members of Perry's mission.
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Robert Williams, a 24-year-old crewmember onboard the ''[[USS Mississippi]]'', became on [[1854]]/2/8 (March 6) the first member of the mission to die in mainland Japan. He was initially buried at [[Zotoku-in|Zôtoku-in]] in [[Yokohama]], but his grave was moved to Gyokusen-ji three months later.<ref>Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 553.</ref> The cemetery at Gyokusen-ji includes the graves of five Americans (most of whom were also members of Perry's mission), and three Russians.
  
 
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  • Japanese: 玉泉寺 (gyokusen-ji)

Gyokusen-ji is a Buddhist temple in Shimoda, on the Izu peninsula. It is notable as the site of the graves of several members of Commodore Perry's crew.

Robert Williams, a 24-year-old crewmember onboard the USS Mississippi, became on 1854/2/8 (March 6) the first member of the mission to die in mainland Japan. He was initially buried at Zôtoku-in in Yokohama, but his grave was moved to Gyokusen-ji three months later.[1] The cemetery at Gyokusen-ji includes the graves of five Americans (most of whom were also members of Perry's mission), and three Russians.

References

  1. Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 553.

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