Black Ships & Samurai

American warship

Black Ships & Samurai – Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (1853 – 1854).

On July 8, 1853, residents of feudal Japan beheld an astonishing sight – foreign warships entering their harbor under a cloud of black smoke. Commodore Matthew Perry had arrived to force the long-secluded country to open its doors.

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