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Visiting the Dadaocheng Customers of Tai-yi-hou in Nagasaki through Time Traveling
The Chinese enterprise Tai-yi-hou in Nagasaki, one of the figures in Traveling in Time Exhibition, was established in the beginning of the 20th century. Its commercial trade network crossed East-Asia including the treaty ports in Vladivostok, Korean Peninsula, coastline of China, Taiwan, Luzon, Malay Peninsula, etc. Tai-yi-hou’s customers were mainly Chinese merchants in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Since Taiwan became the colony of Japan in 1895, the Japanese Government proactively increased economic and trade relationships between Japan and Taiwan. Within this context, Tai-yi-hou gained the upper hand in expanding its business to Taiwan with its advantageous location, language and culture. Among all Tai-yi-hou Papers, approximately 17,000 commercial letters sent from Taiwan were preserved until today, and around 10,000 of which were sent from stores in Dadaocheng.
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Guided Tours

In order to promote the use of archival materials and academic exchange activities, the ITH Archives provides guided tours for universities and research institutions. Notices are as follows:

  1. Content
    There are introductions about archival sources, special collections, and ways to use our database. If time allows, the process of collecting records and the environment for storing archives would be introduced as well.

  2. Opening Times
    The ITH Archives is open from 9:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday and closed on weekends and national holidays.

  3. Application Instructions
    • Please submit an application form for a guided tour for groups two weeks prior to the visit day. We will reply to you after receiving your application.
    • If you want to cancel the reservation, please inform us two days prior to your visit day.

  4. Notice
    • Please follow our regulations when you visit the ITH Archives.
    • If you cannot arrive at the ITH Archives on time, please contact our staff.
    • The ITH Archives reserves the right to accept or reject an application on the basis of a visiting purpose and whether our employees are available or not.

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