When the port of Nagasaki was opened to foreign countries in 1859, the new foreign settlement began to be developed along the Oura Coast. Godai Tomoatsu often visited the Scottish merchant Thomas Glover’s house that was in the Nagasaki foreign settlement around that time.
The port of Nagasaki was opened to foreign countries in 1859. Godai Tomoatsu first came to Nagasaki in 1857 and continued to stay there for about 10 years intermittently. In Nagasaki, he interacted with various people either from Japan and abroad and became an advocator of the opening of the country.