On a recent visit to the new Harvard Art Museum, I came across two lovely 6-panel painted folding screens from Japan's Edo period (also called the Tokugawa Period,1603 to 1868) containing images of Japanese small craft.
|A Portuguese ship arriving in a Japanese port. Western ships obviously being unfamiliar to the artist, it is not depicted with much verisimilitude. (Click any image to enlarge.)|
|The exhibit card for the above images, which show only the left of two folding screens mentioned (the right-hand screen not being of interest to this blog).|
|The exhibit card for the two images above. The screen shown here is the left of the two referenced, the right one not being relevant.|