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
It's called a monocle... I've left my wife. No bird exploring in the sky explores as well as I the corners of my life. One must keep moving with the times; the Dutch ambassador is a fool - he wears a bowler hat.