Thursday, February 02, 2006

How foreigners are depicted in manga is really important

Or perhaps not.

Shouldn't The New York Times be alerted...or are we going to let the shocking truth seen below just get buried by the Chrysanthemum Club?

Cringing and weeping Americans, led by Commodore Matthew C. Perry, present the Uraga bugyo with a letter from the "King of America" to the Emperor of Japan at Kurihama on July 14, 1853.
From the Matthew Perry Shiryokan, Kurihama, Kanagawa-ken. (click on image for larger view)

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