TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HEXAGON Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Taro Nakamura; hereinafter referred to as "HEXAGON"), which operates Sengoku Photo Studio, SAMURAI, and a modern-day samurai group, "Kengishu Kamui", will visit a Spanish town where the descendants of the samurai who went to Europe as members of Keicho Mission are living, bringing the armor of Date Masamune style.
Gist of the event
In 1613 (the 18th year of the Keicho Era), the Keicho Mission to Spain, led by Hasekura Tsunenaga, sent by the feudal lord of Sendai, Date Masamune, stayed in Coria del Río near Seville for a long term. Currently, there is a village called Japón in Coria del Río, where the descendants of samurais who have "Japón" (Japan in Spanish) as their family names. People in Japón village believe that they are samurai descendants and are proud of it.
Invited by Chairman of Hasekura Association and Mayor of Coria del Río, Kamui - The Samurai Sword Artists (led by Tetsuro Shimaguchi) will visit Japón village, taking the armor of Date Masamune style from "Sengoku Photo Studio SAMURAI" with them, to carry out a cultural exchange with samurai descendants on October 13, 2016.
Highlight of the event
- Sword performance by Kamui - The Samurai Sword Artists, which integrates beauty of form, acting, and martial arts. This will give people in Japón village an opportunity to experience Samurai culture.
- Interaction with people in Japón village, wearing the armor of Date Masamune style
- One of Japanese culture, "sake". Give an opportunity to taste Japanese sake (Ichinokura) produced in Miyagi.
- Live performance by Mika Kobayashi, singer and song writer
When Mr. Tetsuro Shimaguchi visited Japón village in 2011, people there were delighted with tears to watch his sword performance, saying "they are the real Japanese." or "Samurai worriers are here." It was the time he decided to come back to the place to see these people again.
This is the cultural exchange between samurai and people in Japón village, who have been nurturing Japanese history in Spain, including the Japan Museum and the statue of Hasekura Tsunenaga, for 400 years
Outline of the event
Date: October 13, 2016 (Spain time) 20:00~
Location: Coria del Río, Spain
Overview of the related companies to the event
"Kamui - The Samurai Sword Artists"
Based on their "Kengido", the original method which integrates Japanese swordplay and expressive arts, they have been providing a wide range of activities globally and broadcasting "SAMURAI" to the world.
Tetsuro Shimaguchi, Leader of the group, was casted (as CRAZY88 MIKI) in the film "Kill Bill: Vol.1" directed by Quentin Tarantino. He was also a swordfight choreographer (of Japan part).
He has been highly recognized internationally, and received an ovation for the performances at the State Hermitage Museum in Russia and Armani Hotel in Dubai.
"Sengoku Photo Studio SAMURAI"
Photo studio where you can put on authentic armors of famous samurai worriers. After photos of you wearing samurai armor are taken, designers will finish them artistically by compositing a background image.
Very popular experience-based photo studio which is known for the excellent finishing like Hollywood posters.
A singer and song writer whose songs are featured on many soundtracks to anime including "Attack on Titan" and "Gundam UC". Every year, she holds a tour in Europe being based in Florence, Italy during the tour.
Trade name: HEXAGON Co., Ltd.
Representative person: Taro Nakamura, Representative Director
Address: Yoyogi-Ocean building 3rd floor, 3-35-10 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053
Established: August 2001
Business: Photo Studio (Sengoku Photo Studio SAMURAI)
Capital: 10 million yen