Nanbam Art in Japanese folding screens started to appear when Portuguese people arrived in Japan, in 1543. Almost as an illustrated book, it depicts the arrival and the trades that occurred between the two people.
Based on two panels located in Museum Soares dos Reis (Porto) and its fine, detail oriented painting style, this animated short film intends to show the thrill that must have been when the Japanese and the Portuguese first met. Both were strange and exotic to each other's eyes, and both exchanged objects and knowledge which became rooted in their culture up until today. More than this being a story, it's an impression, a plethora of feelings and images as if, just like them, you didn't have the language to help you comprehend the situation.