Folding Screen with the Arrival of a Portuguese Ship

Ink, colour and gold on paper | 169 x 363cm | c. 1600 - c. 1625


The arrival of Portuguese ships in Nagasaki Harbour was quite an attraction in the early 17th century. This is what is taking place here, with the merchandise being unloaded at the left and the captain under a parasol at the right. Such screens were ...
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