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Shosoin Temple

129 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Treasures from old Japan

The name of Shōsō-in suggests that it is a temple, but in fact it is the treasure house of... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
japanfan2016
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Fukuoka, Japan
A beautiful collection of Japanese Art.

The Shosoin Temple has a magnificent collection of ancient Japanese art. It has well preserved... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Ikomasan
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Ikoma, Japan
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  • Average24%
  • Poor0%
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10 Aug 2017
“Treasures from old Japan”
7 Apr 2017
“A beautiful collection of Japanese Art.”
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129 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The name of Shōsō-in suggests that it is a temple, but in fact it is the treasure house of Tōdai-Tempel (Tōdai-ji) in Nara. The exact construction dates are not known, but works were finished before AD 759, when the bequest items storage list was complete....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Shosoin Temple has a magnificent collection of ancient Japanese art. It has well preserved textiles, ceramics and statues. Each year they have special exhibits that are worth seeing.

Thank Ikomasan
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