THE “EDOARDO CHIOSSONE” MUSEUM,
A TREASURE OF JAPANESE ART IN THE HEART OF GENOA
"The entire artistic patrimony of the Museum is the fruit of the collecting activity of the Genoese engraver Edoardo Chiossone (Arenzano 1833-Tōkyō 1898) during his 23 year stay in Japan (1875-1898). Having moved to Tōkyō at the invitation of the Imperial government of Meiji Japan, to direct the Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance (Ōkurashō Insatsu Kyoku), Chiossone designed and engraved about 500 plates for postage and state monopoly stamps, banknotes, bonds and government stock. He is unanimously credited with having brought Japan’s public finance into the modern age through the creation of new paper values and currency notes [...]"
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