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April 5, 2006 (Wed)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


 


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  December 27, 2005 (Tue) - December 24, 2006 (Sun)

Exhibiting:
Kanjo-ban (Banner for the Kanjo Ceremony), Asuka period, 7th century (National Treasure)
Small Ban (Ritual Banners), Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)

  
Gilt Bronze Buddhist Statues, Halos, Repousse Buddhist Images
Room 2  December 27, 2005 (Tue) - December 24, 2006 (Sun)

Including:
Seated Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) with One Leg Pendant, Asuka period, dated 606 or 666 (Important Cultural Property)
Lady Maya and Three Heavenly Beings, Asuka period, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)

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

  
Wooden and Lacquer Works Modern Decorative Arts
Room 4  March 14, 2006 (Tue) - May 7, 2006 (Sun)

Flower Vase, bronze, Edo period, 18th - 19th century
Inro(Medicine case hung at the waist),Design of dragonflies and praying mantis in maki-e lacquer, By Shiomi Masanari, Edo period, 18th century

  
Metalwork
Room 5  December 27, 2005 (Tue) - December 24, 2006 (Sun)

Including:
Water Holder, Nara period or Tang dynasty, 8th century (National Treasure)
Mirror with design of Sea and Islands, Tang dynasty or Nara period, 8th century (National Treasure)

  
Room 6  March 14, 2006 (Tue) - April 9, 2006 (Sun)

A Special feature of the Tenjukoku Shucho mandara(National Treasure) and other works related to prince Shotoku.

  
Textiles Embroidery of the Asuka and Nara Periods
Room 6  March 14, 2006 (Tue) - April 9, 2006 (Sun)

Including:
Embroidered Buddhist Images, Asuka preiod, 7th century
Embroidery Fragments, Asuka preiod, 7th century