Japan

Topics: Japan, Japanese language, José Rizal Pages: 19 (373 words) Published: February 13, 2015
Rizal in Japan
(Land of Cherry Blossoms)
Feb. 28 – April 13 1888

• Rizal left Hong Kong on board of
the Oceanic, an American
steamer on his way to Japan.

Places he went…

YOKOHAMA

GRAND HOTEL

Places he went…

TOKYO

TOKYO HOTEL

People he met
JuanPerezCaballero
• Secretary of the Spanish
legation visited him in
the hotel inviting him to
stay in the Spanish
legation.
• Knowing that it is a plot
to monitor him, Rizal
accepted the offer for the
following reasons:

REASONS WHY HE ACCEPTED CABALLERO’S
PROPOSAL
 He could economize his living
expenses
 He had nothing to hide from the
prying eyes of the Spanish
authorities.
 He and Caballero became good
friends.

People he met
O Sei San
 A samurai’s daughter
of 23 years old and
had never experienced
true love.
 Usui- San, her father; a
store owner.
 A woman of beauty,
charm, modesty and
intelligence.

 When Rizal first introduced himself to her, he took
of his hat as a sign of respect (A German custom)
 O-Sei-San – was more than Rizal’s girlfriend for
she was his guide, interpreter and tutor.
 She improved his knowledge of the Japanese
language.
 She eases the pain left by Leonor Rivera.

 Rizal and Osei – San are both theatre addicts.
 They attended some kabuki plays such as;
• Sendaihagi
• Manjiro Nakahama
• Chushingura
KABUKI – Japanese drama play

People he met…
Tetcho Suehiro
• A fighting Japanese
journalist, novelist,
champion of human
rights, who was forced
by the government to
leave Japan.

TETCHO SUEHIRO
• Became a member of the Japanese Imperial Diet
(Parliament)
• Wrote two novels:
– Nankai-no-Daiharan
(Storm Over the South Sea)
1891 resembling Noli Me Tangere
– O-unabara
(TheBigOcean)
1894 resembling El Filibusterismo

Significant Memories…
1. First Embarassment
2. Rizal and the Tokyo Musician
3. Romance with O Sei San

Impression…
• The scenic beauty of the country
• The cleanliness, politeness and industry of the
Japanese people.
• The picturesque dress and simple charm of the
Japanese women.
• There were few thieves in Japan.
• Beggars are rarely seen in the city streets.

Old and New Names Of Places Where
he went

Still TOKYO and YOKOHAMA 

Cost of living in Japan
1888

2012

RENT

3,346.06

53,701.87

FOOD

78.52758

808.83

TRANSPORTATION

637.64

696.54

Flight Cost Macao - Japan

Php21,980

Transportation

Rickshaw

Today

SAYONARA
JAPAN!

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