Exhibition Opening: Enlightened Encounters: The Two Nations of Manjiro Nakahama

  • 11 Oct 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

Exhibition Opening:
Enlightened Encounters: The Two Nations of Manjiro Nakahama

New Bedford Whaling Museum,
18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6 pm – 8 pm


Enlightened Encounters: The Two Nations of Manjiro Nakahama will explore the remarkable life and influence of Manjiro Nakahama (1827-1898), the first Japanese person to live and learn English in the U.S. after his rescue at sea in 1841 by the John Howland, a New Bedford whaleship. The exhibition is timed to celebrate the 2017 centennial of the America-Japan Society, which plays a crucial role in maintaining the relationship between America and Japan. It is also the 190th anniversary of Manjiro’s birth and the 30th anniversary of the Sister City agreement between Fairhaven/ New Bedford, and Manjiro’s home town of Tosashimizu.


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