400 years relations between Japan and UK Williams Adams and Shogun Presentation followed by the 400th Anniversary of Sant Juan Bautista voyage from Japan to Rome, the Centre now restored and reopening in Ishonomaki after the Earthquake and Tsunami damage.
The final part of the evening, Guitar pieces by Hide Takemoto and Tsugara Shamisen complete a unique cooperation for the 2 musicians as West and East complete fusion of both Journeys.
Our presentations invite the audience to reflect on the affects of 400 years of relations through history up to the present for Hirado and the Port of Nagasaki. The almost unknown journey from Japan to Rome 400 years ago by the Sant Juan Bautista and its crew is presented to contrast this anniversary.
You can read more information about this voyage here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_Bautista_(ship)