Call No. [Page No.]: [p. 110]
Document Type: Rare book
Category: Asia - Japan Collection
Volume info: 2 volumes
Gaiban yōbō zuga/zue (Drawings of the Appearance of Foreigners外蕃容貌圖画) Edo: Tōshundō. 1854. 2v. Japanese binding. 25.5cm x 18.2cm. Sakamaki/Hawley Collection. It was 1853 when Commodore Matthew C. Perry of the United States came to Japan in a black ship and demanded that Japan be opened to the outside world. The incident marked the beginning of the end of the 300 year Edo period. This book was published around this time of change in Japan when people were becoming interested in the outside world. Included are 44 colored drawings and descriptions of people from various countries in Asia, Russia, Europe, and even the United States. Drawings of a Ryūkyūan man and woman are also depicted. There is little known about the author, Tagawa Harumichi.
Treasure record edited by Hamilton Library at 2010-07-23 13:51:35