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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.

Floor Map
Restaurant

The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures will be closed for construction work on May 20, 2015 - March 14, 2016

 


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  April 15, 2014 (Tue) - April 12, 2015 (Sun)

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

  
Gilt Bronze Buddhist Statues, Halos, Repousse Buddhist Images
Room 2  April 15, 2014 (Tue) - April 12, 2015 (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, Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)

  
Gigaku Masks
Room 3  March 17, 2015 (Tue) - April 12, 2015 (Sun)

Including:
Gigaku Mask Shishiko, Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)
Gigaku Mask Chido, Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)
Gigaku Mask Suiko, Asuka - Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)

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

  
Wooden and Lacquer Works
Room 4  January 27, 2015 (Tue) - April 5, 2015 (Sun)

Including:
Seven-stringed Qin (Chinese Musical Instrument), Tang dynasty, dated 724 (National Treasure)
Kodo (Drum Shell), With painted decoration, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)

  
Metalwork
Room 5  April 15, 2014 (Tue) - April 12, 2015 (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: Documents used Lining Paper for the Illustrated Biography of Prince Shotoku, T
Room 6  March 10, 2015 (Tue) - April 5, 2015 (Sun)

Including:
Calligraphy:
Documents used as Lining Paper for the Illustrated Biography of Prince Shotoku, Edo period, 18th century

Textiles:
Cloth Fragment, With flowers and branches design, Nara period, 8th century
Fragment of Ban (Buddhist Ritual Banner): "Banner Leg", With pattern of nested lozenges, Asuka - Nara period, 7th - 8th century