Boom samurai boom is a comic-strip story Marco Galli set at the Venice Museum of Oriental Art.
“What is this place? Did I get hit by some kind of spell?” Adelgonda was in Japan with her husband Enrico. After listening to a mysterious monk, she suddenly finds herself in a building packed with statues and suits of talking Samurai armour. Worse, the bloodcurdling Black Dragon is roaming around the place, looking for heads to chomp off out of hatred for foreigners. But a young princess never loses heart, and Adelgonda is not one to frighten easily… On the contrary, she’s a pretty tough little nut to crack! Perhaps it’s the Dragon who should start worrying…
The museum holds one of Europe’s largest collections of Japanese art of the Edo period (1603–1868) as well as works from China and South-east Asia.
It has been housed since 1928 in the extraordinary Ca’ Pesaro, which is municipal property.
The collection was built up by Prince Henry, Count of Bardi, who bought over 30,000 items during a log trip around the world between 1887 and 1889, most of which ended up in the hands of the state one way or another. The museum is open every day except Monday from 10.30 to 18.00. Free guided tours can be booked.