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Secrets of the Dead

A Samurai in the Vatican

Season 19 Episode 5 | 55m 30s | WETA Passport

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In 1613, feudal lord Date Masamune sent a Japanese diplomatic mission to Europe to negotiate with the Pope and the King of Spain in hopes opening a new trade route. Led by samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga and Franciscan monk Luis Sotelo, the expedition spent seven years traveling one-third of the globe.

Aired: 11/17/21 | Expires: 11/16/24 | Rating: NR

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