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The Edwardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art is one of the most important museums not only in Italy, but also in Europe. The museum is dedicated to the art of Asian countries, and today it houses a rich collection of exhibits collected by the Italian painter and printmaker Edoardo Kiossone, who lived in Japan for 23 years.
Edoardo was engaged in securities transactions in Tokyo, and devoted several years to collecting Japanese art. Edoardo later bequeathed his rich collection to the inhabitants of Genoa, where he sent it in 1899 in a hundred boxes.
Exotic objects of Japanese art were originally exhibited at the Palazzo del Accademia, located in Piazza Ferrari. They were soon transported to Villa Dinegro, in which they are kept to this day. In the 70s of the last century, the municipality of Genoa purchased several exhibits for the museum – Siamese and Chinese sculptures. Only a couple of years have passed since the opening, and the museum has already gained worldwide fame. In 1991 in London, the Kiossone Museum organized a large exhibition titled An Italian in Japan.
Today, the Museum houses a variety of items brought from China, Japan, Burma and Tibet, – china, Buddhist sculptures, masks, bronze vessels, drawings, samurai weapons and more.
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