FAN SHAPED -MAN MADE;ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS OF JAPAN(NAGASAki) AND DUBAI


Dejima


Dejima (出島?, literally "exit island"; Dutch: Desjima or Deshima, sometimes latinised as Decima or Dezima) was a small fan-shaped artificial island built in the bay of Nagasaki in 1634. This island, which was formed by digging a canal through a small peninsula, remained as the single place of direct trade and exchange between Japan and the outside world during the Edo period. Dejima was built to constrain foreign traders as part of "sakoku" self-imposed isolationist policy. Originally built to house Portuguese traders, it changed to a Chinese and Dutch trading post from 1641 until 1853.

An imagined bird's-eye view of Dejima's layout and structures, 1824-1825 Note the island's fan-shape.

Dejima and Nagasaki Bay, circa 1820. Two Dutch ships and numerous Chinese trading junks are depicted.

View of Dejima island in Nagasaki Bay (from Siebold's Nippon, 189

Japanese painting of a Dutch watching an incoming VOC ship at Dejima.

Palm Islands of dubai

 PALM SHAPED ISLAND IN DUBAI