Kamakura Museum of National Treasures, Kamakura

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The Kamakura Museum of National Treasures or Kamakura Museum or Kamakura National Treasure House is a museum located on the grounds of Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū in Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The museum houses around 4800 objects from the Kamakura region including sculptures, paintings and industrial art objects. Most of these works originate from the Kamakura and Muromachi periods, spanning from the 12th to the 16th century. Some of the items were produced in China and imported to Japan.NameThe term "National Treasure" in the museum's name refers to "old" National Treasures of Japan, term which denoted all the state-designated Cultural Properties of Japan before the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties came into force on August 29, 1950. All of the old national treasures became Important Cultural Properties and some of them have been designated as (new) National Treasures since June 9, 1951. From a current perspective the name refers to a museum housing both Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures.HistoryThe Kamakura Museum of National Treasure was founded in April 1928 to protect important art works after the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake. The building, which was constructed in the same year, was modeled after the Shōsōin treasure house of Tōdai-ji, Nara. During World War II, in June 1945, part of the collection was evacuated to Kushikawa in Tsukui District in the northwestern part of Kamakura, and the museum was temporarily closed between August and October 1945. The items which had been moved returned in May 1946.
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  • The 3/21 stayed at Hostels in Kamakura. During the next day visited the crane-Hachiman shrine, second son entered the orphanage. Our husband and wife waited for in chairs set up at the entrance. Sightseeing in Kamakura, in the family and at 300 yen per person quadruple and 1200 yen, have repeated this, and soon becomes more than 10000 yen. So this facility, do not entry only son. We are sitting on a Chair at the entrance and waited. In particular, staff will not be frowned. Crane-Hachiman shrine, a lot of tourists, but this place is really quiet location, just around the corner only that tourists have to become mysterious feelings.
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  • The grounds of tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu shrine. There was exhibition of the Buddha statue and the Hina dolls at 400 Yen admission fee. And Yakushi-Nyorai Buddha say, usually come to mind kind of jizo, as well as skanda, benzaiten, and 12 divine generals standing will be lined with statues of kowaomote and was quite powerful. In the next room, which people usually do not know the gentle face Prince and Princess but celebrations will tough your face so what? Historical positive and seem old correctly-not many dolls. Chant from the right towards private, accompanists, flute, drum (こtsudzumi), percussion (ootsudzumi), drums and sounds of small forward from that commentary is now studying.
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  • "Kamakura meets Todai-ji Temple" exhibition was held. Is old Kamakura shogunate and the Todai-ji Temple was deeply involved. Minamoto no Yoritomo was helped in the siege of Nara todaiji Temple reconstruction. Was fun but nothing comes from Todai-ji Temple, but largely consisted in treasures from the Museum's. In Todai-ji Temple, most would see Minamoto no Yoritomo's letter". Of course, it is designated as a national treasure. They applaud splendor aside, escaping from the hustle and bustle, you can admire the statues quietly. This time, in shrines and temples, lane was only quiet. It is finally coming to the ancient city of Kamakura.
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  • Visit to the 2016 / 04 / 24. Walk from Kita-Kamakura station, the Museum is about 2.4 km away, but arrived in about 30 minutes. Along the way, visit to a shrine of Hachiman-gu shrine. This year until 4 / 23-5 / 29-sojiji Temple Treasures-exhibition "Zen spirit, who" has been held. Is the head temple of Soto Eiheiji and sojiji Temple. Zen monk keizan 0/1321 in the Kamakura period (1321) (k mount-zennji poultry) by Noto country fugeshi district 櫛比 Zhuang (dandruff and limp hisho comb) Temple was founded in Ishikawa Prefecture wajima, Monzen current. After that fire was 0/1898 (1898), 0/1911 (1911) in Yokohama on the hillsides relocation and along historic site of Noto and sojiji Temple Academy, to the present day. The founder Zen monk keizan 700 point (0/2024), 2 zu-Angela Shuo's (Ms. jouseki) 650 times per point (0/2015) has been held.
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  • Went to see the treasures of the temple. I maariimaasee it. (^ Q ^) / degrees
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  • 12 divine generals here have uplifting as much as being part sagae-jion-ji Temple, is great.
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  • Attracted to seen in travel magazines first River King went to see. I think a place to feel the history.
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  • Replace the display on a regular basis, spend blissful moments like the Buddha. "Price" is definitely something.
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