In 1543 two Portuguese traders arrived on a Chinese junk, with a gift that would change the course of Japanese history, the Teppo gun.
Recorded for posterity by Nanpo Bushi half a century later, this account gives us the view of a people coming into contact with Europe for the first time.
Translated by Olof G Lidin in his book “Tanegashima: The Arrival Of Europe In Japan” and published by NIAS press: http://www.niaspress.dk
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