Namban folding screens depicting exchanges with the Southern Barbarians (Nambanjin) from Portugal and Spain were produced in great numbers, primarily in the early 17th century. This pair of screens is a particularly vivid work. The right-hand screen depicts a large ship entering a port in Japan, the captain and his party on shore, and missionaries. In contrast, the left-hand screen shows sea captains convening on a terrace in a foreign country and Western women wearing fanciful garments. The most plausible theory attributes the work to Kanō Sanraku.