Educator Resource Packet: Southern Barbarians (Namban byobu)

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A work made of pair of six-panel screens; ink, colors, and gold on paper.
Southern Barbarians, mid 17th century
Japan

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.

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