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The following list includes some of Nara National Museum’s publications. Please note that, unless stated otherwise, most books are in Japanese though many have checklists or entries in English located at the end.
Some of the following publications are currently out of print and/or out of stock. Questions about availability, price, and purchase should be directed to the Buddhist Art Foundation at the following address:
Buddhist Art Foundation
Nara National Museum
50 Noboriōji-chō, Nara 630-8213
Tel. 0742-26-3868, fax 0742-26-3877
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 *English texts are contained.

Recent Exhibition Catalogs
Recent Exhibition Catalogs of Shōsō-in Treasures

Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection Cover Price
Nara National Museum, ed. llustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Chinese Ancient Ritual Bronzes (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2005) 147pp. ¥3,900
Nara National Museum, ed. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Buddhist Paintings (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2002) 169pp. ¥3,100
Nara National Museum, ed. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Prints (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1999) 113 pp. ¥3,100
Nara National Museum, ed. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Supplement (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1999) 108 pp. ¥3,100
Nara National Museum, ed. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Buddhist Archaeological Objects (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1993) 156 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Buddhist Implements (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1992) 121 pp. ¥3,100
Nara National Museum, ed. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Objects Excavated from Sutra Mounds (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1991) 120 pp. ¥3,100
Nara National Museum, ed. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Writings (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1990) 136 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Sculpture (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1989) 111 pp. ¥3,100
Nara National Museum, ed. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Paintings (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1988) 156 pp. out of stock
Scholarly Journals Price
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 14 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2012) 68pp ¥2,100
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 13 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2011) 133pp ¥2,500
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 12 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2010) 117pp ¥2,100
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 11 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2009) 90pp ¥2,100
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 10 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2008) 169pp ¥2,600
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 9 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2007) 164pp ¥2,600
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 8 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2006) 177pp ¥5,000
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 7 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2005) 61pp ¥2,300
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 6 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2004) 149pp ¥3,100
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 5 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2003) 104pp out of stock
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 4 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2002) 117pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 2, 3 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2001) 95+4 pp. ¥2,100
Nara National Museum Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 1 (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1999) 76 pp. ¥2,100
Masterworks from the Nara National Museum Collection Cover Price
Nara National Museum, ed. Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2016) 178pp. ¥1,000
Nara National Museum, ed. Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2013) 168pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2012) 168pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2010) 160pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Sakamoto Collection
Chinese Ancient Ritual Bronzes
(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2002) 80pp. ¥800
Nara National Museum, ed. Nara Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan meihin zuroku, zôho ban (Masterworks of the Nara National Museum, Supplement) (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1993) 143 pp. ¥3,100
Nara National Museum *Masterpieces of Nara National Museum. (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1993) 143 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Nara Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan meihin zuroku, fukyû ban (Masterworks of the Nara National Museum, popular edition) (Kyoto: Dohosha, 1980) 157 pp.   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Nara Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan meihin zuroku (Masterworks of the Nara National Museum) (Kyoto: Dohosha, 1979) 235 pp.   out of stock
Guidebooks, Introductory Volumes Price
Nara National Museum, ed. Bukkyô bijutsu: Nara Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan annai (Buddhist Art: Guide to the Nara National Museum (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1989) 60 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum Bijutsu ni miru Shakuson no ayumi (Tracing Images of Sakyanumi in Art) (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1984) 100 pp.(Buddhist Art Handbook 2) ¥500
Nara National Museum Butsuzô no katachi to gihô (The Forms and Techniques of Buddhist Sculpture) (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1983) 87 pp.(Buddhist Art Handbook 1) ¥380
Nara National Museum Sixty Shôsô-in Exhibition in Perspective (Nara: Nara National Museum, 2008) 288 pp. ¥3,100
Deluxe Edition Special Exhibition Catalogues Cover Price
Nara National Museum, dir. Bukkyô setsuwa no bijutsu (Art Relating to Buddhist Setsuwa Narratives) (Kyoto: Shibunkaku, 1996) 372+7 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, dir. Mikkyô hôgu, fukkokuban zôhô hen (Esoteric Buddhist Implements, fascimile edition supplement) (Kyoto: Rinsen Shoten, 1993) 56 pp., 45 plates   out of stock
Nara National Museum, dir. Mikkyô hôgu, fukkokuban hon hen (Esoteric Buddhist Implements, fascimile edition) (Kyoto: Rinsen Shoten, 1993) 162 pp., 82 pp.   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Hokkekyô: Shakyô to shôgon (The Lotus Sutra: Manuscripts and Ornamentation) (Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1988) 531+18 pp. ¥52,400
Nara National Museum, ed. Nihon bukkyô bijutsu no genryû (The Sources of Japanese Buddhist Art)
I: Sculpture and Archaeological Artifacts
II: Painting, Applied Arts, and Calligraphy
(Kyoto: Dohosha, 1984)
397 pp, 381 pp
¥39,800
Nara National Museum, ed. Busshari no shôgon (The Worship of the Buddha's Relics and the Art of Reliquary) (Kyoto: Dohosha, 1983) 410 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Nara chô shakyô (Sutra Manuscripts of the Nara Period) (Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1983) 65 pp., 113 plates out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Asuka Hakuhô no kogawara, shukusatsuhan (Ancient Roof Tiles of the Asuka and Hakuhô Periods, reduced-size edition) (Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1982) 357+39 pp.   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Kannon bosatsu (The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara) (Kyoto: Dohosha, 1981) 475 pp.   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Kyôzuka ihô (Treasures from Sutra Mounds (Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1977) 492+38 pp.   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Shaji engi-e (Illustrated Handscrolls of Temple and Shrine Histories) (Tokyo: Kakugawa Shoten, 1975) 207+28 pp, 327 plate pp.   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Amida bukkyô chôzô (Sculptures of Amitabha Buddha (Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1975) 337+15 pp.   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Bukkyô bijutsu meihinten zuroku (Catalogue of the Exhibition, Masterpieces of Buddhist Art) (Nara: Nara National Museum, 1971) 115 pp, 335 plates   ¥8,400
Nara National Museum, ed. Asuka Hakuhô no kogawara (Ancient Roof Tiles of the Asuka and Hakuhô Periods) (Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1970) 305+36 pp.   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Muromachi jidai Bukkyô chôkoku: zaimei sakuhin ni yoru (Buddhist Sculpture of the Muromachi Period: Works with Inscriptions) (Tokyo: Gakugei Shorin, 1970) 121+6 pp., 107 plates   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Shôtokutaishi eden (Illustrated Biography of Prince Shôtoku) (Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1969) 340 pages   out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Shôrai bijutsu (Imported Art) (Tokyo: Otsuka Kogeisha, 1967) 77+12 pp., 116 plates   out of stock
Nara National Museum, dir. Mikkyô hôgu (Esoteric Buddhist Implements) (Tokyo: Kodansha, 1965) 162 pp., 623 plates   out of stock
Nara National Museum, dir. Shûbutsu (Buddhist Embroideries) (Tokyo: Kakugawa Shoten, 1964) 91+18 pp., 158 plates   out of stock
Nara National Museum, dir. Suijaku bijutsu (Shinto-Buddhist Art) (Tokyo: Kakugawa Shoten, 1964) 130 pp., 239 plates   out of stock
Asahi Shimbun, ed.,
Nara National Museum, dir.
Tempyô no jihô (Treasures of the Nara Period) (Osaka: Asahi Shimbunsha, 1961) 101 pp., 366 plates   out of stock
Nara Imperial Museum Kamakura chôkoku zuroku (Catalogue of Kamakura-Period Sculpture) (Kyoto: Benrido, 1933) 61 pp., 100 plates.   out of stock
Surveys of Buddhist Art Price
Nara National Museum, ed. Kokuhô, jûyô bunnkazai: bukkyô bijutsu (Chûgoku II: Hiroshima) (National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art [Chûgoku Region II: Hiroshima Prefecture]) (Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1980) 273 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Kokuhô, jûyô bunnkazai: bukkyô bijutsu (Chûgoku I: Okayama, Tottori) (National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art [Chûgoku Region I: Okayama and Tottori Prefectures]) (Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1979) 246 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Kokuhô, jûyô bunnkazai: bukkyô bijutsu (Chûgoku III: Shimane, Yamaguchi) (National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art [Chûgoku Region III: Shimane and Yamaguchi Prefectures]) (Nara: Shogakukan, 1977) 266 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Kokuhô, jûyô bunnkazai: bukkyô bijutsu (Kyûshû I: Fukuoka) (National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art [Kyushu I: Fukuoka Prefecture]) (Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1976) 259 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Kokuhô, jûyô bunnkazai: bukkyô bijutsu (Kyûshû II: Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima) (National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art [Kyushu II: Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima Prefectures]) (Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1975) 263 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Kokuhô, jûyô bunnkazai: bukkyô bijutsu (Shikoku II: Ehime, Kochi) (National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art [Shikoku I: Ehime and, Kochi Prefectures]) (Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1974) 256 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Kokuhô, jûyô bunnkazai: bukkyô bijutsu (Shikoku I: Tokushima, Kagawa) (National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art [Shikoku I: Tokushima and Kawaga Prefectures]) (Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1973) 239 pp. out of stock
Nara National Museum, ed. Kokuhô, jûyô bunnkazai: bukkyô bijutsu (Hokkaidô, Tôhoku) (National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art [Hokkaido and Tohoku Regions]) (Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1972) 262 pp. ¥15,200