Yokohamazeikanshiryotenjishitsu

Yokohamazeikanshiryotenjishitsu

横浜税関 資料展示室 クイーンのひろば
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In the early port years, the Kanagawa Magistrate's office (of which the custom house was a part) wielded power not only over the export and import duties levied, but also over foreign matters. The Great Yokohama Fire of 1866 eliminated the Kanagawa Maritime Transportation Office, the forerunner of the Yokohama Custom House, as it has been called since 1872. The present building was built in 1936 and is fondly known as "the Queen," because of its landmark domed mosque-like tower. An exhibit of contraband items includes faux name brand handbags, watches, etc. Ingenious methods for sidestepping customs that were tried and failed are exhibited. (NBW) Admission: Free

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