Giuseppe Chiara

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  • Died: 1657
  • Other Names: 岡本三右衛門 (Okamoto San'emon)

Giuseppe Chiara was an Italian priest who apostatized (swore off Christianity) in 1643. He later married a Japanese woman, taking the name and samurai status of her late husband, Okamoto San'emon.

He died in 1657 at the age of 82.


  • Gary Leupp, Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900, A&C Black (2003), 105.