Manjiro: Drifting, 1841–2020

Manjiro: Drifting, 1841–2020

Manjiro’s epic tale begins in 1841, when, as a teenager, he left his tiny Japanese village on a fishing trip. A violent storm left him shipwrecked and set the course that would lead Manjiro to become the first Japanese person to live in the United States. In partnership with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia’s JapanPhilly2020 initiative, The Rosenbach will present a special exhibition on Manjiro’s legendary life, featuring holdings from our collection along with partner loans. Highlights include Manjiro’s own illustrated manuscript depicting his world travels, rare letters between Manjiro and the captain who rescued him at sea, and much more.

Judith M. Guston, Curator and Director of Collections

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Kiyoshi Hirata, Trustee of Center for International Exchange (CIE), Director of John Mung International, Inc. (JMI, NPO)

Kiyoshi Hirata, a retired professional English teacher, has taught for over more than 50 years ranging from elementary schools to universities. After leaving his career in teaching, his interest in John Manjiro led to studying and joining the reputable group of John Manjiro study in later Edo Period (Bakumatsu). This group later reformed into a non-profit organization, the John Mung International, Inc (JMII). Currently, Hirata is the Secretary General and a member of the Board of Directors to the JMII and making efforts for its development.

JapanPhilly2020 Talk シリーズ

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メインスピーカー:Judy Guston氏(ローゼンバック博物館学芸員)

ゲストスピーカー:平田 潔 氏(CIE評議員)

『万次郎 漂流 1841-2020』


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