The Japanese Collection of Václav Stejskal
The paper deals with the Japanese collection of Václav Stejskal, who travelled round the world on the Aurora warship in 1886–1888, in 1887 spending three months in Japan. He donated his Far Eastern acquisitions to the National Museum and they are now part of the Asian collection of the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures. His collection numbers more than 300 items, the majority being typical export objects produced in late 19th century Japan. However, it also contains several masterpieces and items of great ethnological interest.