Nara National Museum
To the east of Kofukuji at Nara Park is the Nara National Museum, which opened in 1895 to house invaluable Buddhist art and archaeological relics. It has since expanded into a second building.
Many masterpieces originally contained in Nara's many temples are now housed here, including Buddhist sculptures from various periods in Japan's history, paintings, masks, scrolls, calligraphy, roof tiles, and archaeological pieces obtained from temple ruins, tombs, and sutra mounds.
Unfortunately, although items are identified in English, explanations of their historical significance are not.
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