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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  • This well worth visit if you are at the Hachimangu Shrine. The sculpture in particular is a vivid representing of the Kamakura School. Quite exquisite and extraordinary. 
  • Through the third gate, on the right side of the Office and dance. Isn't there a slew of noticing. See statues of Brahmins, enters the yell. Closed on Mondays.
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  • Visit 3/17? well not just that a lot of people were involved and there is less empty silence itself. Hina's special exhibitions. However, dolls of old soul and I mean look, is very scary. Permanent exhibition is the Buddha of Kamakura period. But graceful "Buddha of this era is the feeling of modern reverse. Is free, so take a look at carefully ensembles. I think that the Museum of art in the Museum of fine arts is showing very polite. I think in a very sensible people have planned. Enjoy the satisfaction of staff. It is recommended in that sense. Is naturally prohibited it.
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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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