"Samurai in New York: The First Japanese Delegation, 1860"

New Yorkers turned out in droves to welcome the 70 seafaring samurai who docked in New York Harbor in 1860. Not only was this the first delegation to come to the U.S., it marked Japan's first expedition beyond its island nation in more than two centuries. Relive the frenzy that followed the samurai's arrival with rare photographs of the parades and balls, newspaper clips boasting tabloidlike intensity, as well as costumes and works of art.


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