Wednesday, April 14, 2010

展示 Japan's Early Ambassadors Exhibit in San Francisco!

A new exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the visit by the Shogun's Delegation aboard the Kanrin Maru will be taking place May 4th through November 21st 2010 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. This also takes place while the Kanrin Maru II will be visiting San Francisco May 5th to May 9th at Pier 27. Tours of the Kanrin Maru will be open to the public on Saturday the 8th from 1PM to 4PM.

If you do make it up there, be sure to also go to Pier 9 in the Embacadero to see the commemorative plaque marking the 150th anniversary of the original Kanrin Maru that brought Katsu Kaishu, Fukuzawa Yukichi, and "John" Nakahama Manjiro. Wow! all this and you don't need a passport! I will be going up there and hopefully you can too!

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