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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 14, 2015 (Tue) - May 19, 2016 (Thu)

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 14, 2015 (Tue) - May 19, 2015 (Tue)

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)

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

  
"Wooden and Lacquer Works"
Room 4  April 7, 2015 (Tue) - May 19, 2015 (Tue)

Including:
Box for Bonmo-kyo (Sutra of Buddha's Net), Edo period, dated 1694
Flower Vase, Edo period, 18th - 19th century

  
Metalwork
Room 5  April 14, 2015 (Tue) - May 19, 2015 (Tue)

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: Sutra and Old Records, Textile: Banner of Nara period
Room 6  April 7, 2015 (Tue) - May 6, 2015 (Wed)

Including:
Calligraphy:
Jiyo Nikki (Daily Records of Horyu-ji), Muromachi period, dated 1449

Textiles:
Ban (Buddhist Ritual Banner)With each square section consisting of two pieces cloth joined together at diagonaly line, Nara period, dated 757         
Ban (Buddhist Ritual Banner)With appliqued cloth cutout in the shape of flower
, Nara period, dated 757