Thomas Glover

Thomas Blake Glover

Mention of the name of Thomas Blake Glover to most Japanese and they will tell you it is synonymous with Japanese technology, Mitsubishi and Madam Butterfly.

Japan holds the memory of this Brocher in very high esteem, his former home in Nagasaki being something of a shrine to many Japanese.

Probably more than any other foreigner, Thomas Blake Glover was responsible for bringing an isolated Japanese nation into the industrial and commercial world of the twentieth century.

Commerce Street, Fraserburgh.

He was born here in 1838

The house was demolished as a result of a Luftwaffe air raid in 1941.

It is ironic that Glover’s house in Nagasaki withstood an atomic bomb in 1945.

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Glover Garden

The Thomas Glover Exhibit

Have a seat in this area while you watch a 17 minute video telling the story of Thomas Blake Glover.

Glover’s career can be seen in the context of the development of Fraserburgh.

This was the first permanent exhibit outside Japan dedicated to the man known as the Scottish Samurai.

Glover Garden

Tribute to The Nagasaki Garden

The former Glover House in Nagasaki is a World Heritage Site.

Glover Garden is Nagasaki’s best-known tourist attraction welcoming as many as one million visitors a year.

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Scottish Samurai

A book covering the life of Scottish Samurai Thomas Blake Glover.

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The Glover Trail

The Glover Trail in North-East Scotland.
A booklet covering the area and time in which Thomas Blake Glover was born and spent his early years.

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