Among screens, lacquers, cartography, armour and among other rare and fascinating objects, some of them exhibited for the first time to the public, the exhibition at Ajuda National Palace showcases the story between Portugal and Japan over five centuries. A story of mutual astonishment and wonder, but of terror as well. Of approximations, disputes, treaties, art and diplomacy. From influences on art, language, cuisine, religion and military history.

A Story of Haunting. Portugal-Japan Centuries XVI-XX is composed of pieces of private collectors, of public and private institutions, Portuguese and Japanese.

Organized by the Ajuda National Palace / General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and the Diplomatic Institute / Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the exhibition was sponsored by Fujitsu and the Japan Foundation. The exhibition was co-hosted by Alexandra Curvelo and Ana Fernandes Pinto (U. Nova / FCSH) and the high sponsorship of His Excellency the President of the Republic.




Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Largo Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal

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