Faraway Land

Tenshō embassy

When Christianity came to Japan in the mid-16th century, the local Christian rulers and Jesuits sent four boys - Mancio Ito, Chichiwa Miguel, Julien Nakaura and Martino Hara - to Europe. They were the first Japanese to come to Europe and the first Europeans to see them.
They left Nagasaki Japan in 1582 and arrived in Lisbon two years later. Their stay was the talk of all Europe. The emissaries visited many European cities, met many noblemen, and had an audience with the king and the pope. 
Eight years later, the envoys returned to Japan. In their absence, the new ruler, Toyotomi, issued a decree banning Christianity. Therefore the further life of the four young men was hard and sad.

*There is an episodes. One evening in Pisa, Francesco Medici invited them to the ball and his wife Bianca Capello, danced with Mancio Ito and was applauded by the audience.

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Exhibition 2024

 10. Feb. - 2. March 2024

Galerie ARTESOL in Solothurn

  Beatrice Rubio

  Hiromi Miyamoto

  Noriko Steiner-Obata

 

 

 

21. June - 31. August 2024

The 8th Triennial of Textile Arts

Szombathely, Hungary

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22. Nov. - 30. Dez. 2023

Advants Exhibition

UniQart, Nidau

 

9. Sep. - 3.Dec. 2023

"Voyage" mini-Textile-art Exhibition

UUTE Finnish Assosiation

Craft Museum of Finland

Jyväskylä, Finland

 Catalog

 

9. - 17. Sep. 2023

La Voirie in Biel-Bienne

 

23. - 26. March 2023

Teximus 4

Altstadthalle in Zug

 

 

 

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2. - 30. October. 2021

UniQart , CH-2560 Nidau

Hauptstrasse 43, 2560 Nidau

 

 

18. June - 28. August 2021

The 7th Triennial of Textile Arts

Art Gallery Szombathely,

Hungary

 *3D Virtual Tour of exhibition

 

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update : 13. Feb. 2024