Museum of Oriental Art, Venice
The Museum of Oriental Art in Venice, located in the historic palace of Ca' Pesaro, in the district of Santa Croce, is the most important collection of Oriental art in Italy and one of the largest in the world, particularly for the precious collection of Japanese art from the Edo period (1614-1868).
More than 30,000 pieces are on display, including swords and daggers, Japanese armour, delicate enamels and precious porcelains, paintings, fabrics, prints, screens, cards, jade, and ivory from Japan, China, Siam, Java and Cambodia.
The collections were initiated by Prince Henry of Bourbon during his journey around the world between 1887 and 1889.
The same building also houses the Gallery of Modern Art.