JSFC Lecture Series
Cruising with the Commodore
Commodore Perry's 1850 Japan Expedition
presented by JSFC Vice-President Dr. Vernon Beck

Shimoda Bridge
Saturday March 30, 2019
1:00pm till 2:30pm

Cos Cob Library
5 Sinawoy Road
Greenwich, CT 06807

Commodore Perry's expedition to open Japan in the 1850's was also an exploratory expedition of the United States. The Commodore prepared a 600 page report which was a hit with the public. His Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan was reprinted many times. We will examine the artwork contained in this report which was prepared by a team of artists that accompanied the expedition. The artist team even included a Daguerreotypist, who took an early form of photographs. Eliphalet Brown, who is buried in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is believed to be the first person to take photographs in Japan.

This event is free and open to the public. Information and online registration are available via this Event Link.


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In The News

Jeffrey Mead of the radio program Asia Today on Radio 1490 WGCH Greenwich CT. interviewed JSFC our Vernon Beck, Vice President of the Japan Society of Fairfield County, this past Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.

The interview was about JSFC, Oshogatsu, and the Bush Holley House.  The Bush Holley House will host he JSFC Oshogatsu on Sunday January 13th.

You can follow the Asia Today radio program which airs live Saturday mornings at 10:30am on Radio 1490 WGCH Greenwich, CT and via live audio streaming on WGCH.com.

To listen to the interview follow this link:
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