Set in 1853 Japan, Pacific Overtures follows the Westernization of Japan, mainly through the story of Kayama, a samurai, and Manjiro, a fisherman. The lives of both men are radically changed by the coming of American ships to Japan.
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This is the original Broadway production, which was videotaped for Japanese public television, and broadcast with subtitles. See more
Nippon - the Floating Kingdom. There was a time when foreigners were not welcome here, but that was long ago. A hundred and twenty years. Welcome to Japan.
Next! Next! Brilliant notions! Still improving! Next! Next! Make the motions! Keep it moving! Next! Next! Next!
Referenced in Anatomy of a Song
March To The Treaty House
Music by Stephen Sondheim See more