Pacific Overtures Revival 2001

Ages: 10+
Opened: October 10, 2001
Closing: January 06, 2002

Pacific Overtures - 2001 - Regional (US) History , Info & More

Spanning 150 years, Pacific Overtures tells the story of Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in the "Floating Kingdom" of Nippon in 1853. The show chronicles the influence America had upon Japan, detailing and dramatizing the westernization of Japanese culture.

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