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November 17, 2007 (Sat)Hyokeikan

Image of "Hyokeikan"

Built in honor of the wedding of the Taisho crown prince, the name of this building means “to express congratulations.” It has been designated an Important Cultural Property as a representative example of Western style architecture of the late Meiji period (early 20th century).

 

 

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Education Center

 Image of "Introduction to the Museum" 
Introduction to the Museum
Discovery Room  April 17, 2007 (Tue) - March 31, 2008 (Mon)

The Discovery Room allows you to learn about the history and features of the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, Heiseikan, Honkan, Hyokeikan, and Toyokan

 Image of "Models Showing the Casting Process: Vairocana Buddha from Toshodaiji" 
Models Showing the Casting Process: Vairocana Buddha from Toshodaiji
Exploration Room  October 2, 2007 (Tue) - February 24, 2008 (Sun)

The models showing the casting process of the Vairocana Buddha were produced in conjunction with the special exhibition "National Treasures of Toshodaiji Temple: Ganjinwajo and Vairocana Buddha" that was held in 2005. These models show the production process in five stages. We hope that visitors learn from these models how this work was made and with what material.

 Image of "Hands-on Corner: Amazing Mirror" 
Exploration Room  October 2, 2007 (Tue) - June 1, 2008 (Sun)

Perhaps as a child you played with sunlight by reflecting it off of shiny objects, such a mirror, watch face, or metal object onto a wall or ceiling. Spots or patterns on the object were not reflected, which caused shapes or patterns to be visible in the reflection. What if there were no spots or patterns on the surface, but an image was projected in the reflection? Mirrors that were smooth with unadorned surfaces, but caused an image to appear in the reflection, were that were produced in the Edo period (1603-1867).

 Image of "Workshops" 
Workshops
Workshop Room  April 17, 2007 (Tue) - June 1, 2008 (Sun)

Space reserved for workshops and other educational programs.
(In Japanese)

 Image of "Mini Lectures" 
Mini Lectures
Lecture Room  April 17, 2007 (Tue) - June 1, 2008 (Sun)

Space reserved for lectures and other educational programs.
(In Japanese)

 Image of "Reference corner" 
Reference corner
Reference Room  April 17, 2007 (Tue) - March 31, 2008 (Mon)

The Reference Room contains Japanese books on archaeology, art, and history, as well as material for teachers.

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