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. Read more about this element on the UNESCO Memory of the World website.