Manjiro: Drifting, 1841–2020

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 - Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Manjiro’s epic tale begins in 1841, when, as a teenager, he left his tiny Japanese village on a fishing trip. A violent storm left him shipwrecked and set the course that would lead Manjiro to become the first Japanese person to live in the United States. In partnership with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia’s JapanPhilly2020 initiative, The Rosenbach will present a special exhibition on Manjiro’s legendary life, featuring holdings from our collection along with partner loans. Highlights include Manjiro’s own illustrated manuscript depicting his world travels, rare letters between Manjiro and the captain who rescued him at sea, and much more.

Tue  - Thu Noon — 8pm
Fri Noon — 5pm
Sat & Sun Noon — 6pm

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (ages 65 & older): $8.00
Students & Children: $5.00
Children under 12: Free
Rosenbach Members: Free!
Members of AAM,ICOM, & the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program: Free

Poke Workshop: Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center on April 20th

The Arts of the Brush: Japanese Calligraphy and Ink Painting at The Rosenbach on April 25th

Origami Hands-on Workshop: Masu Book Box and Storage Box at The Rosenbach on May 6th

The Rosenbach
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Philadelphia, PA

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