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Portuguese Naus on Namban Screens: A Study of the First European Ships on Paintings from the Late 16th to Early 17th Centuries in Japan

Author(s): Kotaro Yamafune

Year: 2014

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Namban screens are a well-known Japanese art form that was produced between the end of the 16th century and throughout the 17th century. More than 90 of these screens survive today. They possess substantial historical value because they display scenes of the first European activities in Japan. Among the subjects depicted on Namban screens, some of the most intriguing include ships: the European ships of the Age of Discovery.


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Portuguese Naus on Namban Screens: A Study of the First European Ships on Paintings from the Late 16th to Early 17th Centuries in Japan. Kotaro Yamafune. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437250)


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PaperId(s): SYM-70,04

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America