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Die japanische Europagesandtschaft im Rheinland im Jahr 1862

In the organizer's words:

Although the Japanese European envoy only stayed in the Rhineland for one day and one night in 1862, this episode left a lasting impression on contemporaries. The local press reported extensively on the brief stay in Düsseldorf, Cologne and Deutz on July 17, 1862 and followed the "exotic", unusual visitors at every turn. For the Japanese, it was a relaxing interlude after the rather strenuous state visits to France, England and the Netherlands; for the Rhinelanders, the encounter with the visitors from East Asia was a great spectacle. In January of the same year, the Japanese had set off on a year-long long-distance journey to negotiate with the European treaty states (England, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Portugal and Prussia) to postpone the opening of the ports after the forced opening of Japan in 1853. The lecture will shed light on the background, course and outcome of the Japanese European legation of 1862, with a particular focus on the short stay in the Rhineland.

The event can also be followed online as a Zoom webinar from home:

Link to the Zoom webinar

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Price information:

Admission free


Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln Universitätsstraße 98 50674 Köln

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