Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery
September 21, 2022 (Wed) - March 12, 2023 (Sun)
Daianji Temple is one of the most prominent temples constructed in the Heijo Capital in modern-day Nara Prefecture. With its extensive temple complex, which was considerably larger than today, the temple had strong ties to Japan’s ancient government. The temple’s roof tiles comprise three types: those that were made exclusively for Daianji Temple; those that feature the same designs as the tiles used for the temple’s precursor; and those that were also used for the other buildings in the Heijo Capital.
|Highlight||Round Eave-End Roof Tile with a Double-Petaled Lotus Flower||Found at Daikandaiji Temple, Nara||Asuka period, 7th century||J-35168|
|Highlight||Round Eave-End Roof Tile with a Double-Petaled Lotus Flower||Found at Daianji Temple, Nara||Nara period, 8th century||J-35203|
|Highlight||Concave Eave-End Roof Tile with Symmetrical Vines||Found at Daianji Temple, Nara||Nara period, 8th century||J-25359-187|