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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  April 4, 2017 (Tue) - April 1, 2018 (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 3, 2017 (Mon) - April 1, 2018 (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)

  
Gigaku Masks
Room 3  October 27, 2017 (Fri) - April 1, 2018 (Sun)

This room is open on Fridays and Saturdays.

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 Modern Decorative Arts
Room 4  January 2, 2018 (Tue) - February 25, 2018 (Sun)

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

  
Metalwork
Room 5  April 11, 2017 (Tue) - April 1, 2018 (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)

  
Calligraphy: Record of the Imperial Bequest to Horyuji and Other Ancient Records, Textiles: Bansoku (Lower sections of Buddhist ritual banners) in Plain-weave Silk and Twill Weave
Room 6  February 14, 2018 (Wed) - March 11, 2018 (Sun)

Includes:
Calligraphy:
Horyu-ji Kenmotsucho (Record of the Imperial Bequest to Horyu-ji), Nara period, dated 756 (National Treasure)
Kokon Mokurokusho (Record of Horyu-ji and Biography of Prince Shotoku),
By Kenshin, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)