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
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Referenced in Anatomy of a Song
The Advantages Of Floating In The Middle Of The Sea
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Mako
and chorus See more