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  • Japanese: 鴻朧館 (Kouroukan)

The Kôrôkan was an official inn in Hakata to which Chinese and Korean merchants visiting Japan were restricted in the Heian period. It seems to have been a sizable stone structure. By the end of the Heian period, a Chinese merchant community had developed in the port city.


  • Geoffrey Gunn, History Without Borders: The Making of an Asian World Region, 1000-1800, Hong Kong University Press (2011), 213.