The amazing story of a 16th century African Portuguese sailor who commanded a trade expedition to Japan.
This is a layered interactive narrative that traces the life of Captain Antonio DaCosta, a Black Portuguese sailor who visited Japan in 1597. From his early life as a slave in Lisbon to his voyage to Japan, this site weaves together his personal diary and drawings, along with artwork and historical notes from 1500-1700, the Age of Exploration.
Providing in-depth context to these extraordinary historical documents is essential. The interactive narrative mixes art, artifacts, and key world events from the time of DaCosta's voyage.
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