The Museum of Oriental Art Trieste is located near the main square of the city, a short walk from Piazza Unità d'Italy. The museum tour starts with a narration of the relations between Trieste and the East, which began in the eighteenth century and were established in the nineteenth century. The ships departed from Trieste reached the distant shores of India, Japan and China. Witnesses of these events are the artifacts stored in the museum, including: dresses and embroidered silk fabrics, porcelain from the Song period, sculptures and objects related to Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, porcelain and popular theater masks Japanese. The real jewel of the museum collection are the prints Ukiyo-e, or the Floating World, with works of great Japanese masters such as Hiroshige and Hokusai with the famous "Wave". Of great interest is the rich collection of arms and armor from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century with the full armor of Samurai and the collection of Katana and Wakizashi (very sharp blade). The museum organizes temporary exhibitions and cultural events related to the East.