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Cutting through waves of a sea that had historically walled Japan in and the world out, Yoshida Shoin, a young Samurai teacher, rides in 1854 to a meeting with Commodore Matthew C. Perry, the commander of Yankee warships that have shattered the nation’s seclusion. ”Take me to America,” Yoshida asks, convinced that Japan needs to study Western technology to survive. Painting by Kinuko Y. Craft, from National Geographic magazine, June 1984.

retrospectia: “ Cutting through waves of a sea that had historically walled Japan in and the world out, Yoshida Shoin, a young Samurai teacher, rides in 1854 to a meeting with Commodore Matthew C. Perry, the commander of Yankee warships that have.

Utagawa Hiroshige(1797ー1858)「View of the Naruto Whirlpools at Awa」

Ando or Utagawa Hiroshige - View of the Naruto whirlpools at Awa, from the series 'Rokuju-yoshu Meisho zue' (Famous Places of the 60 and Other Provinces) - Fine Art Reproduction, individual art card