Black Ship Festival: Shimoda, Japan
May, 2003

Photo of manhole cover depicting Black Ship.
Photo of Black Ship Festival opening ceremony.
The Black Ship Festival celebrates the arrival of
the opening of Japan to the world, and

Commodore Perry at Shimoda, Japan,
Japanese/American friendship.

Photo of Commodore Perry.

Photo of Shimoda women wearing traditional kimono.
Shimoda citizens portray
historical personages.
Photo of Commodore Perry marching with Japanese officials.
Photo of guards.

Posted May, 2003.