List of Hōryū-ji Treasures at Tokyo National Museum

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This list is of the Treasures of Hōryū-ji at Tokyo National Museum.[1][2]

Treasures[edit]

Item Date Comments Image Dimensions Cat. No. Ref.
NT Pictorial Biography of Shōtoku Taishi, colour on figured silk
綾本著色聖徳太子絵伝(絵殿旧障子絵)〈秦致真筆/(法隆寺献納)〉
ryōhon chakushoku Shōtoku Taishi e-den (edono kyū-shōji-e Hata Chitei hitsu Hōryūji kennō)
1069 10 panels; by Hata no Chitei (秦致真) from Settsu Province; from the Tō-in picture hall or Eden (絵殿); shōji remounted as byōbu in the Edo period, and recently remounted again; there is an associated record of conservation work in 1788 Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku 1.jpg Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku 2.jpg Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku 3.jpg Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku 4.jpg Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku 5.jpg 189.2 centimetres (74.5 in) to 190.5 centimetres (75.0 in) by 137.2 centimetres (54.0 in) to 148.2 centimetres (58.3 in) N-1 [1] [2]
ICP Pictorial Biography of Shōtoku Taishi, colour on silk
絹本著色聖徳太子絵伝(法隆寺献納)
kenpon chakushoku Shōtoku Taishi e-den (Hōryūji kennō)
1305 4 panels; by Kōzuke Hokkyō (上野法橋) and Tajima Bō (但馬房) Pictorial Biography of Shotoku Taishi 1 (TNM).jpg Pictorial Biography of Shotoku Taishi 2 (TNM).jpg Pictorial Biography of Shotoku Taishi 3 (TNM).jpg Pictorial Biography of Shotoku Taishi 4 (TNM).jpg 179.0 centimetres (70.5 in) by 85.7 centimetres (33.7 in); 180.0 centimetres (70.9 in) by 86.8 centimetres (34.2 in); 179.0 centimetres (70.5 in) by 86.6 centimetres (34.1 in); 179.0 centimetres (70.5 in) by 85.7 centimetres (33.7 in) N-2 [3] [4]
Buddhist Paintings and Sutras Pasted to Byōbu
仏画写経貼交屏風
Butsuga shakyō harimaze byōbu
Heian to Edo period Sutra copy (TNM N-3) .jpg N-3 [5]
ICP King Wen and Lü Shang - Four Sages of Mount Shang, colour on silk
絹本著色文王呂尚・商山四皓図〈/二曲屏風〉
kenpon chakushoku Bunnō Roshō ・Shōzan shikō zu (nikyoku byōbu)
Nanboku-chō period six two-panel screens; from the west, north, and east walls of the Shariden (舎利殿); shōji remounted as byōbu in the Edo period Horyuji Shariden Screen 1 (TNM).jpg Screen2.jpg Horyuji Shariden Screen 3 (TNM).jpg Horyuji Shariden Screen 4 (TNM).jpg Horyuji Shariden Screen 5 (TNM).jpg Horyuji Shariden Screen 6 (TNM).jpg 147.7 centimetres (58.1 in) by 231.5 centimetres (91.1 in) N-4 [6] [7]
NT Record of the Imperial Bequest to Hōryū-ji
法隆寺献物帳(天平勝宝八歳七月八日)
Hōryūji kenmotsuchō
8 July 756 after Emperor Shōmu died in 756, his wife Empress Kōken donated many of his possession to eighteen major temples, including Tōdai-ji, where they were stored at the Shōsō-in; the record of the donation to Hōryū-ji was originally mounted as a scroll; brushwork by Fujiwara no Nakamaro, Fujiwara no Nagate, Koma Fukushin, Kamo Tsunotari and Kazuragi Henushi Horyuji bequest.jpg 27.8 centimetres (10.9 in) by 70.6 centimetres (27.8 in) N-5 [8] [9]
Address at Memorial Service for Prince Shōtoku
皇太子御斎会奏文
kōtaishi gosaie sōbun
Kamakura period 皇太子御斎会奏文.jpg 30.3 centimetres (11.9 in) by 69.5 centimetres (27.4 in) N-6 [10]
NT Lotus Sūtra in Minute Characters
細字法華経(一部七巻)
saiji hokekyō (ichibu nanakan)
694 one scroll with thirty-nine pages of hemp fibre paper, each with fifty-six ruled lines, each with thirty-two characters; brushwork by Li Yuanhui (李元恵); the scroll has a jasper-inlaid axis and a hollowed-out sandalwood case; said to have belonged to Shōtoku Taishi Lotus Sutra in minute characters.jpg 15.7 centimetres (6.2 in) by 2,150 centimetres (850 in) N-7 [11] [12]
ICP Sanskrit Heart Sūtra and Uṣṇīṣa Vijaya Dhāraṇī Sūtra, on palm leaves
梵本心経并尊勝陀羅尼(貝葉)
bonpon shingyō narabini sonshō darani (baiyō)
C7/8 two squared palmyra palm leaves, with holes for binding with string Heart Sutra on Palm Leaves 1 (TNM N-8).jpg Heart Sutra on Palm Leaves 2 (TNM N-8).jpg 4.9 centimetres (1.9 in) by 28.0 centimetres (11.0 in) and 4.9 centimetres (1.9 in) by 27.9 centimetres (11.0 in) N-8 [13] [14]
ICP Bamboo Sūtra Wrappers
竹帙
take chitsu
1190s two wrappers with gold brocade edges; according to an inscription on the back, they were donated by Minamoto no Yoritomo in the Kenkyū era and repaired in December 1707 31.7 centimetres (12.5 in) by 42.0 centimetres (16.5 in) N-9 [15] [16]
Shōsan Jōdo Butsu Shōju Kyō Sūtra
称讃浄土仏摂受経
shōsan jōdo butsu shōju-kyō
Nara period Shosan jodo butsu shoju kyo (Sutra on Pure Land and salvation through the Grace of Buddha), Nara period, 8th century, ink on paper, view 1 - Tokyo National Museum - DSC05657.JPG 26.8 centimetres (10.6 in) by 536 centimetres (211 in) N-10 [17]
Sūtra of the Wise and Foolish (Great Shōmu)
賢愚経断簡〈大聖武
gengu-kyō dankan (ōjōmu)
Nara period brushwork by Emperor Shōmu Sutra of the Wise and Foolish (TNM N-11).jpg 27.0 centimetres (10.6 in) by 10.5 centimetres (4.1 in) N-11 [18]
ICP Lotus Sūtra
法華経
hoke-kyō
C8/9 8 scrolls; on yellow hemp paper Lotus Sutra (TNM N-12).jpg scroll 1: 28.0 centimetres (11.0 in) by 1,138.0 centimetres (448.0 in) N-12 [19] [20]
ICP Brahmajala Sūtra, gold ink on deep blue paper
紺紙金字梵網経〈上下/〉
konshi kinji bonmō-kyō (jōge)
C9 2 scrolls; according to a note on the inner case this copy was donated by Keishōin (桂昌院), mother of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi Brahmajala Sutra (TNM N-13).jpg N-13 [21] [22]
Buddha's Names Sūtra
仏名経
Butusumyō-kyō
1141 Butusumyō-kyō (TNM N-14).jpg N-14 [23]
ICP Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra
勝鬘経
Shōman-gyō
C13 1 scroll Shōman-gyō.jpg 30.3 centimetres (11.9 in) by 1,185 centimetres (467 in) N-15 [24]
Waka Kaishi
和歌懐紙
waka kaishi
C18 by Empress Go-Sakuramachi Waka kaishi by Empress Go-Sakuramachi.jpg 30.3 centimetres (11.9 in) by 43.3 centimetres (17.0 in) N-16 [25]
Old Documents
古文書
komonjo
Muromachi period Old Documents from Horyuji.jpg N-17 [26]
ICP Private Recollections of the Life of Shōtoku Taishi, by Kenshin
聖徳太子伝私記(古今目録抄)〈顕真筆/〉
Shōtoku Taishi-den shiki (kokon mokurokushō Kenshin hitsu)
early C13 2 folding books; also known as Excerpts from Records of Past and Present Shotoku Taishi den shiki.jpg 14.0 centimetres (5.5 in) by 14.5 centimetres (5.7 in) N-18 [27] [28]
Copy of Excerpts from Records of Past and Present
古今目録抄写
kokon mokurokushō sha
C16 3 scrolls; Muromachi-period version, with different ordering and lengths of episodes Kokon Mokuroku Sho.jpg 26.2 centimetres (10.3 in) by 791 centimetres (311 in), 821 centimetres (323 in), 625 centimetres (246 in) N-19 [29]
Rōei Yōshū
朗詠要集
Rōei Yōshū
1292 musical notation 朗詠要集.jpg 27.1 centimetres (10.7 in) by 1,009 centimetres (397 in) N-20 [30]
Records of the Bettō
別当記
bettō-ki
C14/16 別当記.jpg 28.3 centimetres (11.1 in) by 20.0 centimetres (7.9 in) N-21 [31]
Records of the Kagen Era
嘉元記
Kagen-ki
C14 record of events at Hōryū-ji between 1305 and 1364 嘉元記.jpg 27.9 centimetres (11.0 in) by 20.3 centimetres (8.0 in) N-22 [32]
Temple Diary
寺要日記
terayō nikki
1449 寺要日記.jpg 28.6 centimetres (11.3 in) by 22.4 centimetres (8.8 in) N-23 [33]
Large Buddhist Ritual Banner
広東大幡
kanton ōhata
Asuka period 1,214.5 centimetres (478.1 in) by 55.0 centimetres (21.7 in) N-24 [34]
Plaque hung above a Gate
不明門勅額
fumyōmon chokugaku
Nara period 106.0 centimetres (41.7 in) by 86.5 centimetres (34.1 in) by 3.5 centimetres (1.4 in) N-57 [35]
NT Box with Aloeswood Marquetry
沈香木画箱〈/(法隆寺献納)〉
jinkō mokuga no hako (Hōryūji kennō)
Nara period JINKO MOKUGABAKO.JPG 19.7 centimetres (7.8 in) by 37.6 centimetres (14.8 in) N-71 [36] [37]
ICP Yue Ware, Four-Eared Celadon Jar
越州窯青磁四耳壺
Esshū-yō seiji shijiko
early Tang dynasty Dinastia tang, vaso con quattro manici, VII sec.JPG N-121 [38] [39]
Giboshi
擬宝珠
giboshi
1605 height of 35.5 centimetres (14.0 in), diameter of 20.3 centimetres (8.0 in) N-130 [40]
ICP Bronze Amida Nyorai with Two Attendants
銅造阿弥陀如来及両脇侍像(法隆寺献納)
dōzō Amida Nyorai oyobi ryōwakiji zō (Hōryūji kennō)
Asuka period the back of the pedestal is inscribed "Yamada Hall images" (山田殿像), understood to be a reference to Yamada-dera Periodo asuka, amitabha e due assitenti, VII sec.JPG central figure: 28.4 centimetres (11.2 in) N-144 [41] [42]
ICP Bronze Mandorlas
銅造光背(法隆寺献納)
dōzō kōhai
594 33 mandorlas Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 04.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 04.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 05.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 05.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 07.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 06.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 08.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 08.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 10.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 09.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 10.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 11.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 11.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 13.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 13.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 14.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 14.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 15.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 15.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 16.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 16.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 17.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 17.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 18.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 18.1.jpg Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 19.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 03.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 02.JPG Periodo asuka, mandorle, VII sec, 01.JPG 10.8 centimetres (4.3 in) to 34.8 centimetres (13.7 in) by 9.3 centimetres (3.7 in) to 19.8 centimetres (7.8 in) N-195 [43] [44]
ICP Bronze Mandorla
銅造光背(法隆寺献納)
dōzō kōhai
594 the inscription on the back includes "wood tiger" (甲寅年) Periodo asuka o dei tre regni, mandorla, 594.JPG 31.0 centimetres (12.2 in) by 17.8 centimetres (7.0 in) N-196 [45] [46]
Mandorla
光背
kōhai
C7 Periodo asuka, mandorla, VII sec.JPG 33.5 centimetres (13.2 in) by 22.8 centimetres (9.0 in) N-197 [47]
NT Gilt Bronze Censer, with a magpie tail-shaped handle
金銅柄香炉〈鵲尾形/(法隆寺献納)〉
hondō egōro (kasasagi ogata Hōryūji kennō)
C7 the underside of the rim is inscribed Jōgū (上宮) and that of the handle Eji (慧慈), Shōtoku Taishi's tutor Incense burner handle Horyuji.JPG 39 centimetres (15 in) by 10.2 centimetres (4.0 in) N-280 [48] [49]
Flower Stand
花台
kadai
C18/19 Periodo edo, base per vaso di fiori, XVIII-XIX sec.JPG 59.4 centimetres (23.4 in) by 39.5 centimetres (15.6 in) by 12.2 centimetres (4.8 in) N-294 [50]
Banner Fragments
幡残欠
hata zanketsu
95.0 centimetres (37.4 in) by 28.0 centimetres (11.0 in) N-314 [51]
Ritual Banner Fragments
広東幡残欠
kanton hata zanketsu
Asuka period 150.5 centimetres (59.3 in) N-315 [52]
Twill-Weave Banner Fragments
綾幡残欠
aya hata zanketsu
Asuka to Nara period N-316 [53]
Brocade Banner Fragment
錦綾幡残欠
kinryō hata zanketsu
Nara period N-317 [54]
Ritual Banner Fragments with a Twill-Weave Top
広東幡残欠(綾幡頭)
kanton hata zanketsu (aya bantō)
54.0 centimetres (21.3 in) by 4.5 centimetres (1.8 in) N-318 [55]
Banner Fragments
幡残欠
hata zanketsu
Nara period N-319 [56]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McDermott, Hiroko T. (2006). "The Hōryūji Treasures and Early Meiji Cultural Policy". Monumenta Nipponica. Sophia University. 61 (3): 339–374. JSTOR 25066447.
  2. ^ Tokyo National Museum, ed. (1996). 特別展 法隆寺献納宝物 [Special Exhibition: Treasures from Hōryūji] (in Japanese). Tokyo National Museum.