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A Brief Journey through Tainanfu, Lugang, and Bangkah

Taiwan has been an important stronghold in the Pacific Ocean since the Age of Discovery. Tainanfu, Lugang, and Bangkah were three critical commercial port cities that played a crucial role in the trading history of Taiwan. These three cities witnessed Taiwan’s involvement in the international trade zone and symbolized its busy business activities starting in the seventeenth century. This article investigates records created by a Qing official Shen Bao-zhen, the Hsu family enterprise in Lugang, and the Chen family enterprise in Nagasaki to illustrate the rich history of these three port cities.

Recall the glory days of the tea trading companies

Tokusaburō Miyoshi (三好德 三郎) Kazue Tsutsumibayashi (堤林 數衛) are both selected figures in the Traveling in Time” exhibition. Miyoshi owned the Tsujili Tea Shop which was located in the Sakaichō district (榮町) in Taipei (the shop building is on the corner of Hengyang Road (衡陽路) and Chongching South Road (重慶南路), where Starbucks Chongching branch is today). Kazue Tsutsumibayashi (堤林 數衛) began his trading journey in Taiwan and later traveled to Southeast Asia to expand his business. We heartily invite you to discover the tea and trading network that had developed in Taiwan and beyond, in the late 19th century towards the early 20th century.

Tokusaburō Miyoshi section
Kazue Tsutsumibayashi section

From Oct 22nd 2013 on, we offer 90 gift sets to our visitors by just having photos taken in the section of Tokusaburō Miyoshi and Kazue Tsutsumibayashi from the exhibition hall. Don’t miss the opportunity!

90 gift sets are given away

If you cannot make your way to our exhibition on weekdays, please do not miss our special opening day on November 2nd (Saturday), from 9:00 to 17:00. Those who visit us on this day will also receive a special gift! Please visit our exhibition website for the latest information.

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