- The building which houses this museum was built specifically by the architect Mario Labò in 1971. It stands in a splendid panoramic position inside the Parco di Villetta di Negro. This is the most important Italian collection of its kind, and it includes almost 15,000 items. The collection was put together by the engraver and patron Edoardo Chiossone during his 23 years in Japan. . With an unusual amount of attention for that period he began to study and eventually collected many works of art, accumulating a huge collection of historically and artistically valuable works of art. The exhibition, which is probably visited more by Japanese tourists than the Genoese, is displayed in two large rooms dedicated to Buddhist sculpture from Eastern Asia and in five galleries linked by stairs forming a continuous path.
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