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Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Southern Barbarians (Namban byobu)</em>

Artwork Resource Packet: Southern Barbarians (Namban byobu)

This screen portrays a ship arriving in Japan from Portugal with European merchants in pantaloons and broad-brimmed hats bearing exotic products. The Japanese, in long, flowing patterned robes and sandals, are on the shore picnicking and curiously watching the arrival of the Portuguese. This teaching packet includes an essay, discussion questions, activity ideas, and a glossary.

17th century, boats, Japanese, Japanese screens, travel, water


Fine Arts, Language Arts, Social Science/History
Elementary, High School, Middle School
Ancient Worlds, Art from Many Places, Asian Art, Clues from the Past, Self / Family / Community, Stories in Art

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