Japanese Exchange with Europe and China in the 16th–19th Century

"Japanese Exchange with Europe and China in the 16th–19th Century"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T2  November 19, 2019 (Tue) - December 25, 2019 (Wed)

  
World Map, By Joan Blaeu, 1648 (Important Cultural Property, Gift of the Koishikawa Arsenal)

In ancient and medieval times, Japan mainly adopted ideas and material culture from China and Korea. The arrival of Europeans in the mid-16th century, however, led to the introduction of new worldviews, technology, and science, such as Christianity, firearms, and the study of anatomy.