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. 30 (2008)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Shosai KITAMURA. Findings on Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Techniques Used for Shosoin Treasures
  3. Shoji SHIBATA and Kaisuke YONEDA. On the Original Plant of Shosoin's “Koboku”: A Supplement to the Material Quality Survey of Medicinal Substances of Shosoin
  4. Atsuhiko OGATA. A Study on the Weaving Technique of Antique Fabrics: Focusing on Nishiki of the Shosoin
  5. Takehiko IIDA. Note on a Document Fragment with the Newly Discovered Seal of Oshima County
  6. ANNUAL REPORT
  7. ENGLISH SUMMARY
  8. Keita KITA. A Personal View on the List of Treasures

Vol. 29 (2007)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. Kazuki SUGIMOTO. Introduction to the Special Section: The Story of the Repair of the Banner with Painted Bodhisattvas
  3. Takayuki KIMISHIMA. Report on the Repair of the Banner with Painted Bodhisattvas
  4. Ryoji KAJITANI. The Banner with Painted Bodhisattvas
  5. Report on the Reserch of the Banner with Painted Bodhisattvas: Construction; the Plain Silk; Coloring; Pigments; Dyes; and Ink Inscriptions
  6. Masakazu NARUSE. Brass Material Used in Shosoin Objects
  7. Takehiko IIDA. Note on a Newly Discovered Document Fragment from Chest No.80 Containing Textile Fragments
  8. ANNUAL REPORT
  9. ENGLISH SUMMARY
  10. Kazuki SUGIMOTO. The Shibunritsu Scrolls in the Shogozo Repository

Vol. 28 (2006)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. K. DEGUCHI, K. TAKENOUCHI, A. OKUMURA and M. OZAWA. Report on a Special Investigation of the Shosoin Treasures: An Investigation of the Leather Used in the Treasures
  3. Kiminaga DEGUCHI. The Usage and Techniques Applied to the Leather Used in the Shosoin Treasures
  4. Takumi MITSUTANI. A Dendrochronological Investigation of Construction Materials Used in the Shosoin Repository (II)
  5. ANNUAL REPORT
  6. ENGLISH SUMMARY
  7. Nobuyoshi YAMAMOTO. A Bibliographic Examination of Daihoko Butsu Kegon Kyo (The Flower Sutra, Avatamsaka-Sutra), Fascicles 72 Through 80, in the Shogozo Repository

Vol. 27 (2005)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. COLOR PLATES
  3. Katsumi MORI. Restoration and Reproduction of Textiles in the Shosoin Treasure House Using silkworm Koishimaru
  4. Atsuhiko OGATA. Classification of Old Textiles in the Shosoin Treasure House
  5. Masakazu NARUSE and Takehiko IIDA. An X-Ray Analytical Study of Pigments Used on Scroll Roller Ends of Jingo-Keiun-Kyo Sutras
  6. ANNUAL REPORT
  7. ENGLISH SUMMARY
  8. Takako KAWAKAMI. Calligraphy of Record of the Nation’s Rare Treasures

Vol. 26 (2004)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. COLOR PLATES
  3. Yoshiharu INOKUCHI. Utopian Imagery in the Treasures of the Shosoin: Visions of Immortality in Nara-Period Japan
  4. Masakazu NARUSE. Inorganic Pigments Found on Objects in the Shosoin
  5. ANNUAL REPORT
  6. ENGLISH SUMMARY
  7. Takehiko IIDA. A Survey of Glass-Mounted Manuscript Fragments in the Shosoin
  8. Yusuke Yoneda. The Relationship between the Discourse on the Theory of Consciousness-only, Fascicle 4, and the Priest Kuiji

Vol. 25 (2003)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. COLOR PLATES
  3. Investigative Survey Report on Embroidery in the Shosoin
  4. Ken KIRIHATA and Kiju Fukuda. An Overview of Embroidery Artistry Found in Shosoin Treasures
  5. Mutsuyo SAWADA. A Comparison of Embroidery in the Shosoin and Horyuji Repositories
  6. Shigeki KAWAKAMI. The Designs of Shosoin Embroidery
  7. Yoko TANAKA. Reconstructing the Shosoin's Embroidered Sash of Alternating Complex Gauzes
  8. Takumi MITSUTANI. A Dendrochronological Investigation of Construction Materials Used in the Shosoin Repository
  9. Hiroshi ABE. The Shosoin Repository
  10. Masakazu NARUSE. Temperature and Relative Humidity Euvironment of the Shosoin Repository, II: A Comparison of Sections of the Repository and the Shogozo
  11. ANNUAL REPORT
  12. ENGLISH SUMMARY
  13. Takehiko IIDA. Inventory of shosoin Gyobutu Mokuroku vol. XII, Undisposed Part of the Documents of the Shosoin (III)

Vol. 24 (2002)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. COLOR PLATES
  3. Terukazu TANAKA. On a Reproduction of the Twelve-Lobed Silver Mirror Decorated on the Back with Gold and Cloisonne Enamel in the Shosoin Treasures
  4. Kiichiro MASUMURA. Manufacturing Processes of a Reproduction of the Lacquered Hide Box for Buddhist Robe in the Shosoin Treasures
  5. Katsumi SUZUKI, On the Identification of Precious Coral Beads and an Octocoral Tree in the Shosoin Treasures
  6. Masakazu NARUSE. Microscopic Study of the Urushi Layers Painted on Old Chests
  7. ANNUAL REPORT
  8. Takehiko IIDA. Inventory of Shosoin Gyobutu Mokuroku vol. XII, Undisposed Part of the Documents of the Shosoin (II)
  9. Akihiko NISHIKAWA. A Wooden Frame of a Buddhist Canopy Transmitted in the Shosoin

Vol. 23 (2001)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. COLOR PLATES
  3. Foreword of Dendrochronological Study on the Shosoin Treasures of Wooden Artifacts
  4. Takumi MITUTANI. Dendrochronological Study on the Shosoin Treasures of Wooden Artifacts Made of Hinoki, Sugi Trees
  5. Takao ITO. Wood Identification of Selected Shosoin Treasures Used for Dendrochronological Study
  6. Itaru UCHIDA. On the Identification of Carved Serpentine Jade Softshell Turtle (Testudines; Trionychidae) in the Shosoin Treasures
  7. Hisao MIYAKE. The Covered Container of Mottled Blue Stone in the Shape of a Softshell Turtle for the Elixir of Life Named “The Great Bear”
  8. Masakazu NARUSE. Investigation on the Climate of the Shosoin Repository
  9. ANNUAL REPORT
  10. Takehiko IIDA. Inventory of Shosoin Gyobutu Mokuroku vol. XII, Undisposed Part of the Documents of the Shosoin (I)
  11. Yusuke YONEDA. Relations between Buddhist Sutras in the Shogozo Repository of the Shosoin and the Buddhist Monk Xuanzhuang

Vol. 22 (2000)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. COLOR PLATES
  3. R. KAKIZAWA, T. HIRAOKA, R. NAKATSUBO and A. UEMURA. Report of Investigation on Bird Feathers Used and Bird Images That Appear in Shosoin Treaures
  4. Kaisuke YONEDA. Report of Investigation on Material and Chemical Component of Zensenkoh and Ojukukoh in The Shosoin
  5. Norimitsu KIMURA. A Comparative Study of “Rabbing Impressions and Records of Antiquities Examined in 1872: Part on The Shosoin” and The Present Treasures of The Shosoin
  6. ANNUAL REPORT

Vol. 21 (1999)

  1. CONTENTS
  2. COLOR PLATES
  3. Atsuhiko OGATA. A Study of the Plane Weave Silk in the Shōsō-in, on which written an Ink Inscription stating the Silk is submitted as Payment of Chō Tax
  4. Kazuo YAMASAKI. Recollections of the Special Investigations on the Oil Paintings, Paintings, and the Materials used in the Various Treasures preserved in the Shōsōin Repository
  5. ANNUAL REPORT
  6. APPENDIX: Index of the Article in the BULLETIN OF OFFICE OF THE SHŌSŌIN TREASURE HOUSE (No.11- No.20)
  7. Kazuki SUGIMOTO. A Study on Calligraphy of Kenmotsu-chō  (Lists of Treasures dedicated to Temples)