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Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken Japan

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April 2017
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A Monumental Journey to the Far Side of the World: The Art of Renaissance Italy and the Boys of Tensho-Era Japan

Apr 22 - Jul 17

Kobe City Museum In 1582, a representative envoy known as the Tensho Embassy was sent by Japanese Christian Lord Omoto Sorin to meet with the Pope and kings of 16th-century Europe. Throughout its eight-year journey, members of the embassy visited numerous European countries and their territories, including Italy, where the Renaissance period was in full bloom. The trip helped forge the first cultural bridge between the Japanese and Italian governments. This exhibition presents artworks from the Italian cities visited by&hellip

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