Historical Collection: Speaking to the Future Series Christian Prayer: Hymns and Oration

"Historical Collection: Speaking to the Future Series Christian Prayer: Hymns and Oration"

Honkan Room 16  March 15, 2011 (Tue) - April 24, 2011 (Sun)

  
Madonna (Madonna of the Thumb), Formerly preserved by Nagasaki Magistrate's Office, 17th century, italy (Important Cultural Property)

This exhibition showcases objects used in the practice of Christianity in Japan, as well as materials related to the music of Christian worship, illustrating how Christianity was embraced during in the Azuchi-Momoyama period.
Exhibit includes:
Relatione del Viaggio, et Arrivo in Europa et Roma de Prencipi Giapponesi ("Concerning the Voyage of Four Young Japanese Men to Rome"), Published in Reggio, Italy, Dated 1585 (Important Cultural Property)
Madonna (Madonna of the Thumb), Formerly preserved by Nagasaki Magistrate's Office, 17th century, Italy (Important Cultural Property)
Prayer Book, Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo period, 16th - 17th century (Gift of Mr. Katayama Naoto)