What went through the minds of the first white people to meet the fierce but honorable Nihon-jin?
One of the first Englishmen to visit Japan actually developed a tentacle fetish, and spent the rest of his life extolling the genitive of octopi-related standards of beauty. The more you know.
Japan welcomed the first Europeans, Portuguese and Spanish at first. And Japan allowed Christian missionary.
However the some Christians burned shrines and temples, and they sold Japanese to other countries as slave.
Then Sumurai king got angry and turn them out.
Romanticized piece of weaboo shit, still cool movie.
No they isolated themselves for some 300 years or so, killed all christians, forbid whites to walk around, restricted trade and first opened up to America and Europe when they noticed everyone around them had the ability to steamroll them and that Russia was sure as fuck to knock on their door if they didn't get an actual army.
When I see Americn films like this I'm honestly surprised they got away with making 300 without replacing all the Spartans with Americans.