The gallery specializes in authentic samurai arms and armor. The primary goal of our business is to change the somehow "romantic" perception of the samurai world by approaching the study of Japanese war equipment from an art-historical perspective.
Offering unique and rare pieces to discerning collectors, museums and galleries around the world, we strive to offer carefully selected samurai helmets, armor and swords. Each piece is chosen for its exceptional quality, uniqueness and preservation. Our goal is to provide you with the finest original samurai armor and Japanese artworks, ensuring that your collection is being enriched with genuine, museum-quality works.
Our focus ranges from the Kamakura era to the present day, encompassing all disciplines in which Japanese craftsmen and artists have excelled. The gallery is proud to present a comprehensive and authentic collection of ancient Japanese works of art, including screens, sculptures, katanas, armor, netsuke, and inro.
The selection of rare and sought-after pieces has been carefully curated to offer the best choices on the international market.
Our gallery, located in the heart of Milan, is a reference point for fans of katana, kabuto, yoroi and antique samurai armor.
As a testimony to our commitment to excellence, Giuseppe Piva is a member of the International Netsuke Society and the Japanese Armor Society.
Since the gallery's opening in 2005, Giuseppe Piva has gained recognition from major collectors around the world. We are pleased to have enriched the collections of prestigious institutions and museums such as:
As specialists in particular disciplines of Japanese antiques, the Giuseppe Piva Japanese Art gallery is the ideal partner for collectors seeking original samurai armor and swords, netsuke, Buddhist sculptures, lacquers, and folding screens. We invite you to embark on a captivating journey through the world of Japanese art and heritage, and we look forward to serving you with our unparalleled expertise and passion.