1993 saw the culmination of a project in which the Fundação Oriente was engaged in throughout two years and of the greatest possible priority: to bring together in a single publication the greatest number of photographic documents on the life and work of Wenceslau de Moraes. Through this foundation sponsored project, historian Daniel Pires sought to contribute towards both reconstituting the existential and literary path taken as well as re-evaluating the peculiar psychology of Wenceslau. Similarly, an understanding is gained of his preferred affinities, his political, social and religious convictions and the Japanese stance. The surroundings, attitudes, mentalities and graphical imagery of that period all emerge over the course of the book. It should be emphasised that the overwhelming majority of the samples reproduced, many belonging to the Wenceslau de Moraes Museum, in Tokushima, had never before been published.