The Japan Society of Northern California and Kinokuniya Bookstore in Japantown will host writer Romulus Hillsborough on Saturday, July 30. Mr. Hillsborough will speak about the life and legacy of Sakamoto Ryoma, a beloved and popular figure in Japanese history.
Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese prominent figure in the Bakumatsu period in Japan (1853 – 1867), continues to be featured in books, comics, TV shows, and film as his personality has become what some would call a phenomenon. At this event, you can learn how Sakamoto Ryoma, starting from a humble beginning to becoming a revolutionary leader, contributed heavily to Japan’s history and modernization. Mr. Hillsborough brings many years of expertise in research and writing about the political landscape and vital figures of the Meiji era and modern Japan and will be signing his books, including Ryoma: Life of a Renaissance Samurai, the only biographical novel of Ryoma in English.
Date & Time: Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 PM
Location: Kinokuniya Bookstore
1581 Webster St. San Francisco, CA 94115
This event is free and open to the public