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© Sendai City Museum, Certificate of Citizenship of Rome Conferred onto Hasekura Tsunenaga.

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

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012
Collection ID: 
2012-69

Collection information

Committee: 
Submitted by: 
Japan
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.

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© Sendai City Museum, Certificate of Citizenship of Rome Conferred onto Hasekura Tsunenaga.
Certificate of Citizenship of Rome Conferred onto Hasekura Tsunenaga.
© Sendai City Museum

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© Sendai City Museum, Portrait of Hasekura Tsunenaga.
Portrait of Hasekura Tsunenaga
© Sendai City Museum

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© Sendai City Museum, Portrait of Pope Paulus V.
Portrait of Pope Paulus V
© Sendai City Museum

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© Archivo General de Simancas, Copy of the settlements (capitulaciones) signed by Daté Masamune, Lord of Sendai (King of Oxiú/Wuxú, sic), and Diego Fernández de Córdoba, viceroy of New Spain.
Copy of the settlements (capitulaciones) signed by Daté Masamune, Lord of Sendai (King of Oxiú/Wuxú, sic), and Diego Fernández de Córdoba, viceroy of New Spain.
© Archivo General de Simancas

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© Archivo General de Simancas, Royal document (Real Cédula) ordering Francisco Ruiz de Castro, count of Castro and Spanish ambassador in Rome, to honour as befits the Japanese embassy when arrives.
Royal document (Real Cédula) ordering Francisco Ruiz de Castro, count of Castro and Spanish ambassador in Rome, to honour as befits the Japanese embassy when arrives.
© Archivo General de Simancas

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© Archivo General de Simancas, Royal document (Real Cédula) ordering Francisco Ruiz de Castro, count of Castro and Spanish ambassador in Rome, to honour as befits the Japanese embassy when arrives.
Royal document (Real Cédula) ordering Francisco Ruiz de Castro, count of Castro and Spanish ambassador in Rome, to honour as befits the Japanese embassy when arrives.
© Archivo General de Simancas

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Letter from Diego Sarmiento de Sotomayor to Antonio de Aróstegui sotifying the departure of Hasekura Tsunenaga, Lord of Sendai's ambassador and his predictable arrival at Madrid around the 4th or 5th of December. © Archivo General de Simancas
Letter from Diego Sarmiento de Sotomayor, count of Salvatierra and Seville assistant, to Antonio de Aróstegui, secretary of State, sotifying the departure of Hasekura Tsunenaga, Lord of Sendai's ambassador and his predictable arrival at Madrid
© Archivo General de Simancas
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