About BLUFF Archives
Yamate area has become a settlement for foreigners in 1867.The lot numbers at the time are still used even today and this makes us easily connect the place with historical documents such as old photos, postcards and literatures.
We, NPO Yokohama Bluff Archives organized historical documents by lot numbers and put some of them in this
About our database
BLUFF Archives is a database created by the NPO Yokoahama Bluff Archives. The Yokohama Yamate Settlement was known as the Bluff, has become a settlement for foreigners in 1867.The lot numbers at the time are still used even today and this makes us easily connect the place with historical documents such as old photos, postcards, and literatures. And various directories were published between 1870 and 1942, the directories stored at Yokohama Archives of History. We, NPO Yokohama Bluff Archives organized the directories and historical documents by lot numbers and put some of them in this site.
History of Bluff
Yamate (Bluff) was designated as a foreign settlement on July 25, 1867, and since then, houses, churches, and schools for foreigners were built in the area; even after the settlement system was abolished in 1899, many foreigners continued to live in the area, which was devastated by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. Then, after the earthquake, Yamate (Bluff) was once again revived as a residential area for foreigners.
What we do?
We are working to make the history of Yamate (Bluff) widely known, to preserve the historical and cultural environment, and to pass it on to future generations. If you have materials or information about Yamate（Bluff）, or would like to research or donate them, please contact us at (email@example.com).
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5.Donations and Supporting Memberships
We accept donations. Please send an email to contact us. We will send you information.