Namban-11 - A painting of a ship with people on it
Public domain photograph of 16th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
The term Nanban art is generally applied to works that were in any way influenced by or connected with the Europeans during this period. Nanban literally means "Southern Barbarian" and was originally derived from the Chinese concept that all foreigners were barbarians in comparison with the enlightened civilization of China. The Europeans reached Japan from the south and were consequently called Southern Barbarians. Of all the forms of Nanban art, paintings occupy the most important place, and the term Nanban-ga refers to Japanese paintings related in some way to Western art. In general Nanban art was produced in Japan under European influence during the century of contact with the West, but by extension the term is also used to designate European works that were imported into the country and influenced the native artists of the period.
Collection - Byobu (屏風, "wind wall")Japanese folding screens made of several panels joined together with decorative painting and calligraphy, used to separate interiors and enclose private spaces.
Collection - Nanban artA genre of Japanese painting from the 16th to the 17th centuries, influenced by contact with merchants and missionaries from Europe, especially Portugal.