Jesuits In Portugal: History And Art
Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013 23:02
The ambitions of these Japanese shoguns found realization through Portuguese military tradition, and ironically, saw to the expulsion of Portuguese influence. The Christian mission in Japan became a political threat in its rise to predominance. The Jesuit missionaries were expelled from Japan by force in 1622, with many of them killed by means of brutal public execution. Thus the great period of Japanese and Portuguese spiritual and physical exchange saw to its own tragic closing.
The sonorous discourse and related afflictions of the Western world’s earliest endeavor in Japan finds a seemly home in the McMullen Museum with Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods. The exhibit is set to run through June 2. The museum is open 11 to 4 on weekdays and 12 to 5 on Saturdays and Sundays.