A Striking story | Portugal - Japan - 16th-20th Centuries
[ 29-11-2018 > 26-03-2019 ] A Striking story. Portugal-Japan Centuries XVI-XX" exhibits pieces of private collectors, from public and private institutions, Portuguese and Japanese.
It is the next exhibition promoted by Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Opening on November 29, 2018 in the Galeria D. Luís at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition will be open to the public from November 30, 2018 to March 27, 2019, with a catalog of 173 pages, with scientific texts, chronology and color images.
Through folding screens, lacquers, cartography, armor, among other rare and fascinating objects, some exhibited for the first time, the Exhibition tells the story of the encounter and reunion between Portugal and Japan over five centuries. A story that was marked by astonishment and wonder but also by the distrust, with moments of approach, of contentions, cut of relations and diplomacy. A history that counts as much by the written documentation, as by the material culture, the language, the exchange of the scientific knowledge, the art and the religion.
A Striking story. Portugal-Japan Centuries XVI-XX" exhibits pieces of private collectors, from public and private institutions, Portuguese and Japanese."