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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 2, 2018 (Mon) - March 31, 2019 (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 2, 2018 (Mon) - March 31, 2019 (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  April 2, 2018 (Mon) - March 31, 2019 (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
Room 4  April 24, 2018 (Tue) - June 17, 2018 (Sun)

Including:
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 2, 2018 (Mon) - March 31, 2019 (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: Lotus Sutra Written in Minute Characters (National Treasure) and Old Documents, Textile: Kanton-ban and Various Banners
Room 6  May 15, 2018 (Tue) - June 17, 2018 (Sun)

Including:
Calligraphy:
Sutra Case of the Hokke-kyo (Lotus Sutra) Written in Minute Characters, Tang dynasty, 7–8th century, China (National Treasure)

Textiles:
Fragment of Kanton-ban (Buddhist Ritual Banner), Asuka–Nara period, 7th–8th century