Back in 2004, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) aired a three-parts documentary on the history of Japan's opening to the outside world and subsequent closing under the Tokugawa rule until the re-opeining of the country under the pressure of Commodore Matthew Perry and his Black Ships. The series, called Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire is narrated by the main actor of the series Shogun, Richard Chamberlain. It is a fantastic attempt at bringing to life this ancient story and it is very entertaining in addition to be quite informative.
Japonija: Slaptosios Imperijos Prisiminimai / Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire (2004)
Režisavo: Lyn Goldfarb
Vaidina: Michael Auslin, Beatrice M. Bodart-Bailey, Richard Chamberlain, Michael Cooper, Ryonosuke Etoh, Mariko Fujiwara, Daisuke Igakura, James Kent, Isao Machii, Alexei Podtheko, Luke S. Roberts, Toshihiro Satô, Shin Ya-nae, Eiko Ikegami, Cecilia Segawa Seigle, Harutoshi Takafuji, Hirofumi Yamamoto