Japanese manuscript collection  1832-1861
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The Clements Library also holds a variety of Japanese-language publications, prints, and maps, as well as English-language material concerning various aspects of Japanese history and culture. Please search the library catalog for more information.


Bernard, Donald R. The Life and Times of John Manjiro. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992.

French, Cal. Through Closed Doors: Western Influences on Japanese Art, 1639-1853. Rochester, Mich.: Meadow Brook Art Gallery, 1977.

Harris, Townsend. The Complete Journal of Townsend Harris, First American Consul and Minister to Japan. Revised ed. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1959.

Kawashima, Yasuhide. "America through Foreign Eyes: Reactions of the Delegates from Tokugawa Japan, 1860." Journal of Social History 5, no. 4. (Summer 1972): 491-511.

Miyoshi, Masao. As We Saw Them: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States (1860). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.

Nagakuni, Junya and Junji Kitadai, trans. Drifting Toward the Southeast: The Story of Five Japanese Castaways: A Complete Translation of Hyoson Kiryaku. New Bedford, Mass.: Spinner Publications, 2004.

Shigehiko Miyoshi, trans. The First Japanese Embassy to the United States of America, Sent to Washington in 1860 as the First of the Series of Embassies Specially Sent Abroad by the Tokugawa Shogunate. 2nd ed. Tokyo: America-Japan Society, 1977.

Wallis, Helen. "The Influence of Father Ricci on Far Eastern Cartography." Imago Mundi 19 (1965): 38-45.

Warinner, Emily V. Voyager to Destiny: The Amazing Adventures of Manjiro, the Man Who Changed Worlds Twice. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill: 1956.