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The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures

The building was designed by Yoshio Taniguchi and has been furnished with the latest in conservation technology. The reference room on the 2nd floor mezzanine has the "digital archive" which allows visitors to view the entire collection of Horyuji Treasures on computer with explanations provided in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, English, and French. A restaurant is located on the ground floor.
* The Horyuji Treasures consist of over 300 valuable objects, mainly from the 7th - 8th century, which were donated to the Imperial Household by Horyuji Temple in 1878.

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Restaurant


 


1st floor: Kanjo-ban (Banner for the Kanjo Ceremony) , Gilt Bronze Buddhist Statues, Halos, Repousse Buddhist Images, Gigaku Masks

  
Kanjo-ban (Banner for the Kanjo Ceremony)
Room 1  March 15, 2016 (Tue) - April 2, 2017 (Sun)

Including:
Kanjobanbanner with canopy for Kanjo Ceremony, Asuka period, 7th century (National Treasure)

  
Gilt Bronze Buddhist Statues, Halos, Repousse Buddhist Images
Room 2  March 15, 2016 (Tue) - April 2, 2017 (Sun)

Including:
Amida (Amitabha) and Two Attendants, Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)
Seated Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) with One Leg Pendent, Asuka period, dated 606 or 666 (Important Cultural Property)
Amida (Amitabha) Triad and Two Priests, Made by hammering copper plates, Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property, On exhibit through July 3, 2016; On exhibit from August 30, 2016)

2nd floor: Wooden and Lacquer wares , Metalwork, Painting, Calligraphy, Textiles

  
Wooden and Lacquer Works
Room 4  June 21, 2016 (Tue) - August 7, 2016 (Sun)

Including:
Box, Design of flowers, butterflies, and birds in gold and silver paint, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)
Needle Case, With bachiru,
Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)

  
Metalwork
Room 5  April 26, 2016 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)

Including:
Incense Burner with Magpie's Tail-shaped Handle, Asuka period, 7th century (National Treasure)
Pitcher with Dragon Head,
Asuka period, 7th century (National Treasure)
Mirror, Design of sea and islands,
Tang dynasty or Nara period, 8th century (National Treasure)

  
Calligraphy: Hokke-kyo (Lotus Sutra), Textiles: Embroidery of the Asuka Periods
Room 6  July 20, 2016 (Wed) - August 21, 2016 (Sun)

Including:
Calligraphy:
Hokke-kyo (Lotus Sutra), Nara-Heian period, 8tn-9th century (Important Cultural Property)

Textiles:
Fragment of Embroidery of Long Life in Heaven (Tenjukoku Shucho), Asuka period, 7th century
Embroidery, With dragons design on striped ground,
Asuka period, 7th century