Portrait of Hasekura Tsunenaga and Nanban Art: Japan-European Exchange 400 Years Ago

Tokyo National Museum

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This exhibition features a portrait of Hasekura Tsunenaga (b. 1613) in the court of Pope Paul V in Rome. Portraits of Europeans in Japan, a map of the world, and a work recounting Hasekura’s trip across the Pacific Ocean to Mexico and beyond are also on display. These works are examples of Nanban Art, a Japanese style that flourished with influences from European culture. This exhibition aims to present aspects of cultural exchange between Japan and Europe four centuries ago.

[Image: Archita Ricci “Portrait of Hasekura Tsunenaga” (17th century)]

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from February 11, 2014 to March 23, 2014
Closed on Monday.

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