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Museum of Oriental art: photos, description (Museo Dell'arte orientale)

Museum of Oriental art, located near the main square of Trieste, Piazza del UNITA d'italia, is a small but very interesting Museum, invariably attracts tourists and residents. It is the first Museum in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, dedicated to Eastern art.

The exposition of the Museum occupies four floors of the Palazzetto Leo, and divided into several sections, begins with a story about the relationship between Trieste and the East, which originated in the 18th century and successfully developed in the century 19th. It was during this period of Austrian merchant ships began to withdraw from Trieste port to go through the Suez canal to the distant and mysterious shores of India, China and Japan. Due to established trade relations, today we can admire a beautiful collection of clothing and embroidered silk fabrics of the era of the Qing dynasty (19th century), porcelain of the song dynasty (11-13 th century) and Qing dynasty (19th century), sculptures of the ancient Kingdom of Gandhara and a variety of exhibits from China, associated with Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, as well as yaponskimi kimono, porcelain and musical instruments and masks of the popular Kabuki theater.

However, the real gem of the Museum of Oriental art, is undoubtedly the unique collection of prints by the great masters of Japanese art, such as Hiroshige and Hokusai. For example, you can see the world-famous "Big wave in Kanagawa" Katsushika Hokusai - woodcut, which had a great influence on the development of Western graphic art. In addition, the Museum houses a rich collection of weapons and armor with incredible clothing Samurais and their deadly swords katana and wakizashi.