This week: the story of two men whose fascinating life trajectories led them into an interrogation room in Japan’s Edo period, and the fascinating document that resulted from their time together.
Ayusawa, Shintaro. “Geography and Japanese Knowledge of World Geography.” Monumenta Nipponica 19, No 3/4 (1964).
Tassinari, R. “The End of Padre Sidotti: Some New Discoveries.” Monumenta Nipponica 5, No 1 (Jan, 1942).
Josephson, Jason Ananda. The Invention of Religion in Japan.
De Bary, William Theodore et al, eds. The Sources of the Japanese Tradition, Volume 2, Part 1: 1600 to 1868.
Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol 9 (1880-81).
Some press coverage of the discovery of Father Sidotti’s body.