Authentic Ayutthaya revived at Japanese Village’s Virtual Reality Street Museum

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via Pattaya Mail, 22 Feb 2018:

Ayutthaya, 22nd February 2018  – Thailand and Japan are jointly celebrating the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations with a Virtual Reality Street Museum at the Japanese Village in Ayutthaya province. Created as an integral part of a permanent exhibition and multimedia of “Yamada Nagamasa (Okya Senabhimuk) and Thaothongkeepma” in the exhibition hall next to Chao […]

Source: Authentic Ayutthaya revived at Japanese Village’s Virtual Reality Street Museum – Pattaya Mail

Japanese exhibition opens in Ayutthaya

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A new permanent exhibition featuring the contributions of two prominent Japanese who lived in the Ayutthaya period opens in Ayutthaya earlier this week.

Princess Maha Chakri opened a Thai-Japanese exhibition in Ayutthaya
National News Bureau of Thailand, 11 February 2015

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn yesterday (Feb 10) proceeded to the Japanese Village in the central district of Ayutthaya, where she presided over the opening of a building designed for permanent exhibition of Yamada Nagamasa Ok Ya Sena Phimuk & Thao Thong Kip Ma (ออกญาเสนาภิมุข and ท้าวทองกีบม้า), two famous Japanese people living in the Ayutthaya period.

The development of the building was supported by the Thai-Japanese Association and private Japanese businesseses in Thailand, meant to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 60th birthday anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on April 2, this year. The building is also meant to commemorate the long-standing relationship of more than 600 years between Thailand and Japan.

The Japanese Village has been established through the cooperation of Thai and Japanese academics and the provincial administration of Ayutthaya, to honor His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 60th anniversary in 1987 and to mark the 100th anniversary of the Thai-Japanese diplomatic relations.

Full story here.

Uncovered: A Japanese village outside Phnom Penh


For once! An archaeology story in Cambodia that doesn’t link back to Angkor. Remnants of a 17th-century Japanese village were unearthed outside Phnom Penh. It seems that Japanese settlers had set up colonies in Cambodia, probably to facilitate trade. There have been other colonies found in Vietnam.

17th century Japanese village uncovered in Cambodia
AP via AOL news, 13 February 2008
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