Sendai City Museum

Sightseeing information about Sendai City Museum in Japan.

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This city museum stands on the former castle ground and principally explain history of Sendai City and Miyagi Prefecture. Among main highlights are numerous artefacts from the Date family that provide a comprehensive account of the clan's sumurai culture in the Edo period. This is the place you can learn more about the powerful samurai lord Date Masamune who is also known as 'One-Eyed Dragon' because of his blind eye.

Also impressive is an exhibition focusing on Hasekura Tsunenaga, a retainer of Date Masamune and the first Japanese ambassador to Europe and the Americas. During 1613-1620, Hasekura led a diplomatic mission to Spain and the Vatican in Rome, traveling by way of New Spain (Acapulco and Veracruz). You can see the portrait pictures of Hasekura and Pope Paul IV, both of which are included in the UNESCO's Memory of the World, and many other articles he brought back.

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5.06 months ago

A lot more English than ive come to expect in museums outside of Tokyo. Was very interesting to learn a little more about Sendai and some of the artifacts and art inside were fascinating.

5.0a month ago

There was a special Egyptian exhibition. It was awesome.

4.0a year ago

Nice history museum, mostly dedicated to the history of the Miyagi prefecture starting from Masamune Date. Not much English, but it is a local museum, and the audio guides may have helped. We enjoyed it regardless.

5.011 months ago

Excellent small Museum
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5.02 years ago

Great museum, with more to see than I expected. If you can't read Japanese thought, the information on individual displays is a bit brief. I would still recommend it though.

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