The Samurai & the Cross

Promotional assets and gallery signage for exhibition of Japanese artifacts.

About the Project

The Samurai & the Cross: Life and Death in Christian Japan, 1549–1650 explores the history of Christianity in Japan during an era when following that faith was illegal. The exhibit, held at the Manresa Gallery at St. Ignatius Church, ran in early 2018.

Manuscripts, maps, and decree boards were among the many items displayed. I designed the majority of the assets used to promote the exhibit and explain the items on display.


The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History is an internationally renowned research center for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange. Located on the campus of the University of San Francisco, the Institute focuses on the Jesuit missions of the 16th-19th centuries and the history of Christianity in China and East Asia.