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2015 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties

2015 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties / Honkan Room 8 & Room 11   April 21, 2015 (Tue) - May 10, 2015 (Sun)

  
Seated Miroku Butsu (Maitreya),Wood, Heian Period, 9th Century (National Treasure, Lent by Todai-ji Temple, Nara)

Important Cultural Property is the status given to paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, calligraphy, books, documents, historical materials, archaeological objects, and buildings that have been deemed culturally or scientifically important to Japan. They are designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as items of national heritage that should be preserved for future generations. From among these, items that are inherently superior or have a high artistic value are designated as National Treasures.

This exhibition contains 45 items, which were newly designated as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties in 2015, including Standing Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha), Wood (National Treasure). We hope you enjoy the rare opportunity to see these important items.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Standing Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha),Wood, Heian Period, 9th Century (National Treasure, Lent by Daigo-ji Temple, Kyoto)
Seated Miroku Butsu (Maitreya),Wood, Heian Period, 9th Century (National Treasure, Lent by Todai-ji Temple, Nara)
Scenes of Edo, Edo Period, 17th Century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo)
Bowl with Openwork and Tatsutagawa Design in overglaze enamels, by Ogata Kenzan, Edo Period, 18th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Okada Museum of Art, Kanagawa)
Sankashinchu shu Poetry Anthology, Kamakura Period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Myoho-in Temple, Kyoto)
Travel Books by Reizei Tamehiro, by Reizei Tamehiro, Muromachi Period, 15th~16th century  (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Reizei-ke Shigure-tei Bunko, Kyoto)
Objects Excavated from Nonaka Tumulus, Osaka, Kofun Era, 5th c,AD. (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Osaka University , Osaka)
Original Glass Plates of Mural Paintings in the Main Hall of Horyuji Temple, Showa period, 1935 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Horyu-ji temple, Nara)

 

 

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