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Folding screen: Arrival of a European trading ship in Japan. School of Kanō Mitsunobu. Japan, late 16th or early 17th century. Namban Bunkakan, Osaka
Tenshō: Keichō – Japan and Europe, Mutual Fascination, a public lecture related to Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour, will be held on 7 July from 7pm to 8.30pm at Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum.
Clement is the Curator of Cross-Cultural Art since 2010. To date, he has curated many exhibitions such as Hunters & Collectors (2009), Devotion & Desire: Cross-Cultural Art in Asia (2013), and the Trade Gallery at the museum.
In 1543, the Portuguese were the first European traders to arrive in Japan. Trading activities with Portugal brought Japan into a global network of commerce, politics, religion, and culture.