On July 13, the Ambassador of Mexico to Japan, H. E. Mr. Carlos Fernando Almada López and his wife visited the University Art Museum and enjoyed a special exhibition on an NHK historical drama “Segodon” (held during May 26 – July 16).
The exhibition displayed historical documents and artifacts connected with Takamori Saigo in conjunction with NHK’s historical drama “Segodon” in order to reveal the personalities of this very mysterious historical figure and his life in the volatile era. (“Segodon” is an expression in Kagoshima dialect which means “Mr. Saigo.”)
Mr. and Mrs, Almada enjoyed the exhibition along with the other visitors, guided by President Sawa and Professor Kurokawa. With his interest in Japanese history, particularly in the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Ambassador Almada looked at the precious historical documents one by one, while keenly asking questions regarding the historical background in response to the careful explanation of the exhibits provided by Professor Kurokawa. Through this visit, Ambassador Almada deepened his understanding about the period of Takamori Saigo and the Japanese culture at the time.
Mr. and Mrs. Almada listens to the explanations given by Prof. Kurokawa (right)
Mr. and Mrs. Almada gaze into the wall painting, Mural from Nijo Castle where Imperial Rule was restored, which can be seen in the other drawing work, Rough sketch for a painting of the Shōgun TOKUGAWA Yoshinobu during the ceremony to restore power to the Emperor at Nijō Castle