Memory of the World Register

Japan and Spain - Materials Related to the Keicho-era Mission to Europe, Japan and Spain

A collection of materials that were brought to Japan by the Keicho-era mission to Europe. A mission sent from the country on the eastern edge of Asia to the Western world during the Age of Discovery, when international exchanges on a global scale were going on. This cultural heritage reflects the great impact the Keicho-era mission had on the European people and indicate the significance of the role the mission played to enhance the understanding of the existence of a different cultural sphere among Europeans. The materials have a great significance in world history.

Photos: © Archivo General de Simancas; © Sendai City Museum

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