My name is Niels and I am a history student at Utrecht university. Nice forum you all have.
Im writing a thesis about the Myochin Munekane armor in the Volkenkunde museum in Leiden. I discovered it's probably gifted by a Japanese shogun to the Dutch king William the third in 1855 after The Netherlands gifted a ship to Japan. But I found it hard to find a reliable source about this. Without source I can't use this interesting information.
Does anyone on this forum have a source about this information? A newspaper, a letter, a reliable website, it's all just perfect. One sentence about the gift would be enough.
Looking forward to your reply's. I added a photo of the armour for making sure where talking about the same piece.
Kind regards, Niels