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2019 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties

2019 Newly Designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties / Honkan Room 8 & Room 11   April 16, 2019 (Tue) - May 6, 2019 (Mon)

  
Standing Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru), Nara Period, 8th century, Toshodaiji Temple, Nara (National Treasure)

“Important Cultural Property” is a designation given to tangible cultural properties including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, calligraphy, books, historical documents, archaeological objects, historical materials, and buildings that have been deemed historically or artistically important to Japan.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, those that are inherently superior or have high artistic value even from a global perspective are designated “National Treasures.”

This exhibition contains 3 objects that were designated as National Treasures and 41 objects as Important Cultural Properties in 2019, as well as 1 decorative art object additionally designated as an Important Cultural Property.
We hope that visitors will enjoy this rare opportunity to view these invaluable objects.

 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 Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru), Nara Period, 8th century (National Treasur, Toshodaiji Temple, Nara)
Standing Bodhisattva Presumed to Be Shishiku Bosatsu (Simhanada), 8th century (National Treasure, Toshodaiji Temple, Nara)
Chinese Lion, Momoyama Period, Momoyama Period, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Honpouji Temple, Kyoto)
Twelve Hawk,By Suzuki Chokichi, Meiji Period, dated 1893 (Important Cultural Property, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
Complete Compilation of Buddhist Scriptures (Yuan-dynasty version); With a Box, China, Yuan Dynasty, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto)
Documents Kept by the Toyotomi Family, Azuchi-Momoyama to Edo Period, 16th–17th century (Important Cultural Property, Private collection)
Objects Excavated from Ikeda Tumulus, Hyogo, Kofun Period, 5th century (Important Cultural Property, Hyogo Prefecture)
Documents Related to the Nishi-Takagi Family of Shogun's Direct Retainers, Edo to Meiji Period, 17th–19th century (Important Cultural Property, Nagoya University, Aichi)

 

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