The transoceanic voyage in ships of Hasekura Tsunenaga () was remarkable in its scope and vision standing in hard contrast to the policies of the . A slightly more relevant case in point would probably be the story of Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga, a samurai who sailed from Japan to. Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga ( – ) (Japanese: 支倉六右衛門常長, also spelled Faxecura Rocuyemon in period European sources.

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After traveling across Spain, the embassy sailed on the Mediterranean Sea aboard three Spanish frigates towards Italy. At this time, inHasekura’s Christian artifacts were confiscated, and were kept in custody in Sendai until they were rediscovered at the end of the nineteenth century. Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga — Japanese: A animation film produced in Spain and titled Gisaku relates the adventures of a young Japanese samurai named Yohei who visited Spain in the 17th century, in a story loosely taking its inspiration from the travels of Hasekura.

Francis’ Church What to see in Gaeta: He may also have encouraged an alliance between the Church and Date Masamune to take over Japan an idea promoted by the Franciscans while in RomeHopes of trade with Spain evaporated when Hasekura communicated that the Spanish King would not enter into an agreement as long as persecutions were occurring in the rest of the country. Hasekura was a subject of interest in Europe.

He founded a Hasekura family line that continues to the present day.

Japan’s next embassy to Europe would only occur more than years later, following two centuries of isolationwith the ” First Japanese Embassy to Europe ” in Arrival in ManilaPhilippines.

The ship was acquired by the Spanish government there, with the objective of building up defenses against the attacks of the Dutch and the English. Hasekura dies from illness. The embassy stopped and changed ships in Havana in Cuba in July He finally returned to Japan in Augustreaching the harbor of Nagasaki.


From Japan to Civitavecchia: Hasekura Tsunenaga’s trip

Inthe Spanish Manila galleon San Francisco encountered bad weather on its way from Manila to Acapulco, and was wrecked on the Japanese coast in Chiba, near Tokyo. Following these fights, orders were promulgated on March 4th and March 5th to restore peace. Reception of certificates of Honorary Citizenship by Hasekura Tsunenaga and four other Japanese members of the mission.

Sotelo, in his own account of the travels, emphasizes the religious dimension of the mission, claiming that the main objective was to spread the Christian faith in northern Japan:. Ils ont la teste rase, execpte une petite bordure sur le derrier faisant une flotte de cheveux sur la cime de la teste retroussee, et nouee a la Chinoise The fate of his descendants and servants, who were later executed for being Christians, suggests that Hasekura remained strongly Christian and transmitted his faith to the members of his family.

Hasekura was a retainer of Date Masamune. The objective of the Japanese embassy was both to discuss trade agreements with the Spanish crown in Madrid, and to meet with the Pope in Rome. Because news of these persecutions arrived in Europe during Hasekura’s embassy, European rulers — especially the King of Spain — became very reluctant to respond favorably to Hasekura’s trade and missionary proposals.

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Articles containing Japanese-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. Three graves are claimed as Hasekura’s.

Little is known of the early life of Hasekura Tsunenaga.

Hasekura and his Japanese entourage attracted considerable attention wherever they went, and numerous journals, church records and historical documents in Mexico and Europe contain descriptions of them.

In the years throughHasekura headed a diplomatic mission to Spain and the Vatican in Rome, traveling through New Spain arriving in Acapulco and departing from Veracruz and visiting various ports-of-call in Europe. Log in to post comments. Sotelo also described the visit to the Pope, book De ecclesiae Iaponicae statu relatio published posthumously in You could also like This page was last changed on 31 Augustat To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats.


All rights reserved – Loc. So far, everything was going great. University of California Press, Sotelo, who returned to Japan but was caught and finally burnt at the stake ingave before his execution an account of Hasekura returning to Japan as a hero who propagated the Christian faith:.

InScipione Amati published a book about Haskeura’s journey. Hasekura had to leave the largest part of the Japanese group behind, to wait in Acapulco for the return of the embassy. Hasekrua 50 Christian artifacts, such as crosses, rosariesreligious gowns and religious paintings, were seized from Hasekura’s estate.

The Japanese Embassy went on to Italy where they were able to meet with Pope Paul V in Rome in Novemberthe same year Galileo Galilei was first confronted by the Roman Inquisition regarding his findings against geocentricism. Particular of the painting portrarying the delegation of Hasekura Tsunenaga – Quirinal, Salone dei Corrazzieri.

Date Masamune receives permission from the Tokugawa shogunate for the expedition and the building of a ship.

Chimalpahin explains that Hasekura left some of his compatriots behind before leaving for Europe:. Credit is due under the terms of this license that can reference both the New World Encyclopedia contributors and the selfless volunteer contributors of the Wikimedia Foundation. Hasekura reported his travels to Date Masamune upon his arrival in Sendai.

Hasekura dies from illness.

The Samurai Who Met the Pope

The ship was acquired by the Spanish government there, for use in building up defenses against the attacks of the Hasekhra and the English.

Hasekura headed a diplomatic mission from Japan to the Vatican. Although Hasekura’s embassy was cordially received in Europe, during his stay there, the Japanese Shogunate began its suppression of Christianity and its sakoku policy of national isolation.