Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Great book about the first Italian diplomatic mission in Japan

A great book  about the first Italian diplomatic mission in Japan in 1866, written by Enrico Hillier Giglioli, doctor and antropologist, pupil of Charles Darwin. The trip is made just ten years after the opening of Japan to the rest of the world with the "help" of Commodore Perry. A gread trip diary, intelligent, with scientific and cultural analysis and observations of the last period of medieval Japan.