Sydney Architecture Images- Gone but not forgotten

F. Kanematsu's Japanese Warehouse Plaque 81 of the Green Plaques

architect

 

location

O'Connell St.

date

Built-    Demolished-

style

Victorian / Federation Warehouse

construction

Rendered brick Stone

type

Warehouse
Above- the site today.
 
Site of F. Kanematsu’s Japanese Warehouse
Although Japan had long been a trading nation and foreigners had established themselves in Japan, this type of ‘settlement trade’ saw the Japanese as purely middlemen in the exchange of goods. The decision to establish direct trade with Australia prompted Fusajiro Kanematsu to come to Sydney and open an office of his company in the city. He saw Australia as a good potential market for the export of rice from Japan and wool as an import in exchange. The company is still in business today and is one of the largest dealers in wool to Japan. The site is identified by a Green Plaque.

 

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