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Namban Folding Screen (Namban Byobu)
 

Photograph: Francisco Matias
© DDF/IMC,I.P

 
c.1593–1600
Attributed to Kano Domi (known as Pedro Kano Gennosuke after his conversion to Christianity, born in Kyoto)
National Museum of Ancient Art
Lisbon, Portugal
About the Museum
In around 1543, the Portuguese (or Namban-jin) arrived in Japan, and so began a period of rich cultural exchange. Similar to several other Namban objects, this pair of folding screens – made by artists from Nippon – is a unique visual document that relates to the Portuguese presence in Japan.
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Historical Cross Referencing
Historical and Artistic Introduction