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Kanjō-ban (Banner for Kanjō ceremony)

"Kanjō-ban (Banner for Kanjō ceremony)"

The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures Room 1  April 7, 2020 (Tue) - November 29, 2020 (Sun)

Kanjō-ban (Gilt Bronze Banner for the Kanjō Ceremony) (detail), Asuka period, 7th century (National Treasure)

The Kanjō-ban (gilt bronze banner for the Kanjō ceremony) is one of the most outstanding items of the Hōryūji Treasures. It is believed to be the item listed as "one gilded Kanjō ceremony article" in the History of the Buildings of Hōryūji and the Inventory of the Temple's Properties compiled in 747. The original is displayed here together with another metal banner, the "Small Gilt Bronze Ban".

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 2 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND National Treasure Kanjobanbanner with canopy for Kanjo Ceremony Asuka period, 7th century N-58
Important Cultural Property Two Small BanRitual Banners Asuka period, 7th century N-60