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Japanese Sculptures and Metal Art

"Japanese Sculptures and Metal Art"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 12  September 6, 2005 (Tue) - December 11, 2005 (Sun)

This gallery introduces many different types of gilt bronze Buddhist statues and figures from the Asuka and Nara periods, such as kyozo (mirror icons) and kakebotoke (hanging icons), as well as Buddhist implements such as candlesticks and incense burners, and implements for esoteric Buddhist rituals.
Current exhibition includes:
Waniguchi Buddist Ritual Gong, Excavated at Miyabuchi-machi, Matumoto-shi, Nagano, Heian period, dated 1001 (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Takahashi Tamotsu)
Mirror with an Image of Eleven-Headed Kannon (Ekadasamukha Avalokitesvara) in Hair-line Engraving, Autumn grasses and birds on the back, Heian period, dated 1159 (Important Cultural Property)
Bell with Pagoda-Shaped Handle, Kamakura period, dated 1307 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Jikoji, Saitama)
Plaque with Cast Image of Zao Gongen, Excavated at Mt. Kinpusen, Yoshino-gun, Nara, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Ominesanji, Nara)
Kei (Flat Gong) in the Shape of a Butterfly, Excavated at Miyabuchi-machi, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Heian period, 11th century (Important Cultural Property)
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