Perry Monument

Monument in Shimoda

The plinth-mounted bust of Matthew C Perry commemorates the landing of the US commodore and his men at this spot in 1854, a short hop from Perry Road.

A 'Friendship Flame' between Japan and the US has been flickering here since 2004, the 150th anniversary of the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa, which opened up Japan to trade with the US.

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