It contains wonderful collections from countries of the Far East . This building was the headquarters of the British Army Staff , the headquarters of the Ionian Senate , and the summer residence of the Royal Family of Greece.
Collections and exhibits: Chinese items from the Mingh , Soungh , Cheu, Chan, Wei, Ching dynasties.
Japanese items, like weapons and masks.
Objects from Pakistan , India, Nepal, Thibet, Cambodia, Corea, Thailand and Siam .
Furniture, portraits, medals, paintings, small items of the presidents of the Ionian Senate and heirlooms.
The Japanese collection of the Museum of Far-Eastern Art includes some 6.200 exhibits , most of which date to the 14th to the 19th century . The exhibits include weapons and brass objects of the Samurai's , wood engravings and paintings of famous Japanese artists, ceramics and porcelain , woodcuts, musical instruments, decorative items, inro and netsuke , masks of the theater “ ΝΟ ”, writing boxes ( Suzuribaco ), lacquer objects, Makemono and Kakemono paintings, as well as screens .
The modern period of the Japanese art, known as Ento era (17th-19th centuries), is portrayed through the famous Arita or Imari porcelains , popular or buddist sculptures , lacquors, musical instruments and internal decoration items , like screens, and personal items, like the timy inro and netsuke .