Ca' Pesaro - Museo Orientale

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If Japanese art and weaponry of the Edo period (1600-1868) are your thing, you'll love this eclectic collection, put together by Count Enrico di Borbone - a nephew of Louis XVIII - in the course of a round-the-world voyage between 1887 and 1890. After the count's death, the collection was sold off to an Austrian antique merchant; it bounced back to Venice after World War I as reparations.

The collection features parade armour, dolls, decorative saddles and case upon case of curved samurai swords forged by smiths who had to perform a ritual act of purification before putting their irons in the fire. There is also a dwarf-sized lady's gilded litter, and lacquered picnic cases that prove that the Japanese obsession with compactness indeed pre-dates the Sony Walkman.


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Ca' Pesaro - Museo Orientale details

Address
Santa Croce 2070,
fondamenta Ca' Pesaro

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto San Stae

Telephone 041 524 1173

Ca' Pesaro - Museo Orientale website

Open 10am-5pm Tue-Sun.

Admission (incl Galleria d'Arte Moderna) €5.50; €3 reductions.

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