- Archaeological Artifacts from Kyoto and Shiga
- April 21, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Of the archaeological artifacts unearthed in Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, some of the most important are exhibited in the center of the venue. The Gilt Bronze Memorial Tablet of Ono-no-Emishi, excavated in Kamitakano, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, is one of Japan's most historically significant ancient memorial tablets. The reliquary and ornaments excavated at the site of Sōfuku-ji Temple in Shigasato-chō, Otsu are seen as prime examples of ancient reliquaries. And the gold and silver-plated Hosoge pattern sutra box excavated at the Myōhōdo Temple site in Yokokawa, Mt. Hiei was an offering from the Empress Shōshi, and is an elegant example of precious metalwork from the Heian Period (794-1185). All three of these artifacts are designated as National Treasures.