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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, Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property, On exhibit through July 3, 2016; On exhibit from August 30, 2016)

  
Gigaku Masks
Room 3  April 26, 2016 (Tue) - May 22, 2016 (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  April 26, 2016 (Tue) - June 19, 2016 (Sun)

Including:
Sutra Box, With marquetry decoration, Nara period, 8th century (National Treasure)
Sutra Desk, Decorated with tortoiseshell,
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)

  
Painting: Illustrated Biography of Prince Shotoku, Textiles: Shokko-ban (Buddhist Ritual Banner) and Embroidered Buddhist Image
Room 6  April 26, 2016 (Tue) - May 22, 2016 (Sun)

Exhibit includes:
Painting:
Illustrated Biography of Prince Shotoku, By Hatano Chitei, Heian period, dated 1069 (National Treasure)

Textiles:
Shokko-ban (Buddhist Ritual Banner), Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)
Embroidered Buddhist Image,
Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)
Cloth Fragment, With lion and phoenixes,
Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)