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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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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)

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

  
Wooden and Lacquer Works
Room 4  August 5, 2014 (Tue) - September 28, 2014 (Sun)

Including:
Cabinet, Nara period, 8th century (National Treasure)
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 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)

  
Room 6  August 19, 2014 (Tue) - September 15, 2014 (Mon)

Between the fiscal years of 2010 and 2013, fabric fragments originally from Horyuji Temple underwent restoration at the Tokyo National Museum. At this exhibition, we will display 53 pieces that were restored between the fiscal years of 2012 and 2013.

Current exhibit includes:
Cloth, With painted butterfly design on brown ground; with inscription "Toin", Nara period, 8th century
Cloth, With flowering plants and birds design in block printing on brown ground, Nara period, 8th century
Cloth, Yellow (with inscription), Asuka - Nara period, 7th - 8th century
Pendent Ornament of Canopy, With painted white tiger and snake design on light brown ground, Asuka period, 7th century
Fragment of Embroidery of Long Life in Heaven (Tenjukoku Shucho), Asuka period, 7th century
Horara Gauze, Red, Asuka - Nara period, 7th - 8th century