Bulletin of Office of the Shosoin Treasure House

The bulletin annually reports the conservation and preservation works on the repository and treasures, such as examination, scientific research, conservation treatment and reproduction project, carried out at the Office of the Shosoin Treasure House.

Vol. 39 (2017)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Satoru YOSHIZAWA. Silver Jars in the South Section of the Shosoin Repository
  3. Masakazu NARUSE. Scientific Research on the Shosoin Treasures Using Analytical Instruments
  4. ANNUAL REPORT
  5. ENGLISH SUMMARY
  6. Yu SASADA. Shujitsu and Hashitsugi: Formation of the Shosoin Documents
  7. Akihiro WATANABE. Formation and Succession of the "Inaba Province Household Register"

Vol. 38 (2016)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Kazuki SUGIMOTO. Foreword: the Conservation and Maintenance Project of the Shosoin Repository
  3. Michihiko KASUGAI. Report on the Conservation and Maintenance of the Shosoin Repository
  4. Shozo IWANAGA. Various Issues around the Nara Period Flat Roof Tiles of the Shosoin Repository
  5. Takumi MITSUTANI. A Dendrochronological Investigation of Construction Materials Used in the Shosoin Repository (III)
  6. Takehiko IIDA. History of Repairs to the Shosoin Repository Related to Natural Disasters
  7. Michihiko KASUGAI. The Guardian Shrine of the Shoso
  8. ANNUAL REPORT
  9. ENGLISH SUMMARY

Vol. 37 (2015)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Kazuaki Takenouchi, Akira Okumura, Shigeharu Fukunaga, Kenzo Mukaikubo, Yasuhiro Sanemori, Jorie Johnson, and Masumi Honde. Report on a Special Investigation of the Shosoin Treasures ― Identification of Animal Fibers
  3. ANNUAL REPORT
  4. SUMMARY
  5. Hiromu Abe. Swing of the Broom for the Ne-no-hi Ceremony

Vol. 36 (2014)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Takayuki YAMAZAKI and Fumio Okada. Structure and Technique of Kanshitsu Gigaku Masks at the Shosoin Treasure House: Study based on Samples and Experiments
  3. Yukako YAMAGATA. Technical Analysis of Kanshitsu Gigaku Masks with a Focus on Mask No. 20
  4. Mutsuyo SAWADA. The Horyuji Textiles Kept at the Shosoin Treasure House: Focusing on Nishiki and Aya
  5. ANNUAL REPORT
  6. ENGLISH SUMMARY

Vol. 35 (2013)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Akihiko NISHIKAWA. The Go Game Board of Red Sandalwood with Marquetry and its Box with Hexagonal Design
  3. Yukako YAMAGATA. Observation to Restore the Head Costumes for the Court Theater Similar to the Torikabuto
  4. ANNUAL REPORT
  5. ENGLISH SUMMARY
  6. Yusuke YONEDA. On the Folding Screen Panels Mentioned in the List of Rare Treasures of the State
  7. Mitsune YOKOYAMA. Investigation of the Instrument Body of the Five-stringed Biwa Lute of Red Sandalwood with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay for the Reproduction

Vol. 34 (2012)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Susumu SHIRAI. Reproduction of the Shokusei Priest’s Robe in Seven Strips of Mottled Colors
  3. Atsuhiko OGATA. Research on the Nishiki Silk Cloth with Patterns of Beaded Medallions Enclosing Rhinoceroses
  4. Akihiko NISHIKAWA. The Red-Lacquered Keyaki Cabinet with Fine-Grain Pattern and the “Red-Lacquered Keyaki Cabinet”
  5. ANNUAL REPORT
  6. ENGLISH SUMMARY
  7. Takehiko IIDA. The so-called “Jingo-Keiun Ni Nen Gogankyo” Scrolls in the Shogozo Repository

Vol. 33 (2011)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Kazumi MUROSE. Ornamentation Technique on the sheath of the Kara-tachi Sword with Gilded Silver Fittings and Inlay
  3. Rikiya NAKAMURA. Shosoin Textiles Dyed with Safflower Red
  4. Akihiko NISHIKAWA. Report on the Reference Materials Related to the Shosoin Treasures: Reproductions of Metal Works and Swords and Knives in the Collection of the Tokyo National Museum
  5. ANNUAL REPORT
  6. ENGLISH SUMMARY

Vol. 32 (2010)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Kazuki SUGIMOTO. Report on a Special Investigation of the Shosoin Treasures-Paper (2nd phase): Foreword
  3. Report on a Special Investigation of the Shosoin Treasures-Paper (2nd phase)
  4. Ken'ichi YUYAMA. Papermaking Processes Described in the Engi Shiki: A Theoretical Note on Ancient Document Papers
  5. Katsuhiko MASUDA. The Findings from the Survey of Ancient Document Papers in the Shosoin Treasure House and the Present Papers Made by Various Hand Sheet Forming Technique
  6. Eikei AKAO. Visual Observation of the Scrolls in the Shogozo Repository: A Survey Report
  7. Yoko TANAKA. A Study on the Nuinosengai shoes
  8. Masakazu NARUSE and Rikiya NAKAMURA. Air Pollution Investigation in the Shosoin: History and Recent Results
  9. ANNUAL REPORT
  10. ENGLISH SUMMARY

Vol. 31 (2009)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Masako KINOSHITA. Braiding Techniques for the Braids Stored in the Shosoin With Report on the Experimentation in Reconstruction of Ancient Square Braids Using the Archaic Japanese Braiding Technique, Kute-uchi
  3. Naoko KINOSHITA. Shell Artifacts and Shells Handed Down in the Shosoin: Focusing on the Great Green Turban
  4. Masakazu NARUSE. The Shell-Based Calcium Carbonate Pigments Used on the Shosoin Gigaku Masks
  5. Akihiko NISHIKAWA. Introducing Reference Materials for the Shosoin Treasures: Wood and Lacquer Works in the Possession of the Tokyo National Museum
  6. ANNUAL REPORT
  7. APPENDIX: Index of the Article in the BULLETIN OF OFFICE OF THE SHOSOIN TREASURE HOUSE (No.21 - 30)
  8. ENGLISH SUMMARY