Foreign Girl Okichi
Minato-ku Motoazabu.
  • We came Azabu Jyuban.
  • There is the Azabuyama Zenpuku-ji Temple.
  • I know the Zenpuku-ji.
  • It is in Suginami-ku.
  • Is it related?
  • There is no evidence.
  • Who is that?
  • This temple was The American Legation.
  • He is Townsend Harris.
  • First Japanese American minister.
  • What did he do?
  • Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States and Japan in 1858.
  • What is it?
  • The Japanese textbook says the treaty that is disadvantageous to Japan.
  • Naosuke Ii who pushed forward the treaty forcibly was assassinated.
  • How about Harris in Japan?
  • He had trouble with the difference in custom and words.
  • For example?
  • When he was in Shimoda, he got sick.
  • He demanded a nurse from Japan.
  • I usually had diarrhea in a foreign country.
  • But Japan did not understand the meaning of the nurse.
  • They misunderstood that he demanded a woman.
  • Is it a marriage meeting?
  • A woman of this time does not have the human rights.
  • That is the unpleasant times.
  • A woman was dispatched.
  • Her name was Kichi Saito.
  • She was around 16 years old.
  • Was she that?
  • Prostitute?
  • She was not.
  • The geisha who has the fiance.
  • She was unwilling to go.
  • Did he like her?
  • Harris was strict Christians.
  • He remained single all his life.
  • Uh oh.
  • Feeling himself insulted, he got angry.
  • He wanted to dismiss her.
  • But he felt sorry for her.
  • He employed her as chores.
  • What did she do?
  • She carried milk every day.
  • When Harris recovered, she came back in her life.
  • But, the Japanese public refused her.
  • Why?
  • They envied that she got money.
  • They called her Foreign Girl Okichi.
  • What has become of her?
  • Kichi suffered from alcoholism.
  • She did away with herself in 48 years old.
  • Everybody tormented her.
  • Terrible people.
  • I don't know whether this story was true.
  • Her movie was made.
  • The movie is dramatized.
  • The tragedy is forged from fiction.
  • Is this picture her?
  • This picture is Officer's Daughter
  • A model is unknown.
  • What happened to Harris?
  • The Civil War was caused in the United States.
  • He returned to the United States in 1862.
  • He was seventy-eight years old.
  • What is the station close by?
  • Azabu Jyuban Station.
  • What are you doing?
  • I must meet a client in Roppongi.