The Coming of the Barbarians
1540-1650Streaming Video - 2005
In 1540, Portuguese navigators and Jesuit priests landed in a Japan of shoguns and samurai, where the arts of warfare had been refined to hitherto unknown heights of cruelty. Although Westernisms quickly became the rage in Japan, the Japanese soon recognized the long arm of colonialism. Christian priests and converts were persecuted and martyred and, in 1650, Japan shut tight its doors to the outside.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1989
Alternative Title: 1540-1650