Re: [SCA-JML] First Japanese contact with Europe?
- Adding more fuel to the fire,
Now if I can find my reference, In the late 16th century France, they did have some maki-e lacquered, paper-maiche endtables and trays of Japanese origin.
You did not have to go to Japan to get them, but if you had money $$$, you could get them to come to you. Oh and by the way, this did spark a big interest in paper-maiche products by the 17th century, which died out by the end of the 17th century.
Someone was asking about trying to have some sort of Western contact.
I was exploring the limits of such possibilities. I am not saying
that we have stamped passport books for people going farther West
than India. If you will reread my original posting, I used the word
"speculate" in it and then went on to say that persona story speculation
Your Humble Servant