Publications

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
* We do not ship overseas.
 *English texts are contained.

Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection

奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  中国古代青銅器編
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Nara National Museum, ed.llustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Chinese Ancient Ritual Bronzes(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2005) 147pp.¥3,970
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  仏教絵画編
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Nara National Museum, ed.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Buddhist Paintings(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2002) 169pp.¥3,160
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  版画編
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Nara National Museum, ed.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Prints(Nara: Nara National Museum, 1999) 113 pp.¥3,160
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  追録
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Nara National Museum, ed.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Supplement(Nara: Nara National Museum, 1999) 108 pp.¥3,160
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  考古編 仏教考古
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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
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  工芸編 仏教工芸
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Nara National Museum, ed.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Buddhist Implements(Nara: Nara National Museum, 1992) 121 pp.¥3,160
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  考古編 経塚遺物
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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.out of stock
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  書跡編
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Nara National Museum, ed.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Writings(Nara: Nara National Museum, 1990) 136 pp.out of stock
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  彫刻編
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Nara National Museum, ed.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Sculpture(Nara: Nara National Museum, 1989) 111 pp.¥3,160
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  絵画編
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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

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Nara National MuseumBulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 23(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2021) 116pp¥2,200
Nara National MuseumBulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 22(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2020) 152pp¥2,500
Nara National MuseumBulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 21(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2019) 94pp¥2,340
Nara National MuseumBulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 20(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2018) 112pp¥2,040
Nara National MuseumBulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 19(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2017) 98pp¥2,040
Nara National MuseumBulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 17, 18(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2017) 90pp¥2,040
Nara National MuseumBulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 1(Nara: Nara National Museum, 1999) 76 pp.¥2,140

Masterworks from the Nara National Museum Collection

なら仏像館名品図録
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Nara National Museum, ed.Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2018) 186pp.¥1,020
なら仏像館名品図録
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Nara National Museum, ed.Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2016) 178pp.out of stock
なら仏像館名品図録
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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
なら仏像館名品図録
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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
なら仏像館名品図録
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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
坂本コレクション 中国古代青銅器
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Nara National Museum, ed.Sakamoto Collection
Chinese Ancient Ritual Bronzes
(Nara: Nara National Museum, 2002) 80pp.¥820
『奈良国立博物館名品図録』 増補版
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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.out of stock
Masterpieces of Nara National Museum.
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Nara National Museum.*Masterpieces of Nara National Museum.(Nara: Nara National Museum, 1993) 143 pp.out of stock
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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

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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 MuseumBijutsu ni miru Shakuson no ayumi (Tracing Images of Sakyanumi in Art)(Nara: Nara National Museum, 1984) 100 pp.(Buddhist Art Handbook 2)¥510
Nara National MuseumButsuzô no katachi to gihô (The Forms and Techniques of Buddhist Sculpture)(Nara: Nara National Museum, 1983) 87 pp.(Buddhist Art Handbook 1)¥390

Deluxe Edition Special Exhibition Catalogues

仏教説話の美術
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Nara National Museum, dir.Bukkyô setsuwa no bijutsu (Art Relating to Buddhist Setsuwa Narratives)(Kyoto: Shibunkaku, 1996) 372+7 pp.out of stock
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Nara National Museum, dir.Mikkyô hôgu, fukkokuban zôhô hen (Esoteric Buddhist Implements, fascimile edition supplement)(Kyoto: Rinsen Shoten, 1993) 56 pp., 45 platesout 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
仏舎利の荘厳
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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
奈良朝写経
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Nara National Museum, ed.Nara chô shakyô (Sutra Manuscripts of the Nara Period)(Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1983) 65 pp., 113 platesout of stock
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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 ppout 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 platesout of stock
Nara National Museum, ed.Shôtokutaishi eden (Illustrated Biography of Prince Shôtoku)(Tokyo: Tokyo Bijutsu, 1969) 340 pagesout of stock
Nara National Museum, ed.Shôrai bijutsu (Imported Art)(Tokyo: Otsuka Kogeisha, 1967) 77+12 pp., 116 platesout of stock
Nara National Museum, dir.Mikkyô hôgu (Esoteric Buddhist Implements)(Tokyo: Kodansha, 1965) 162 pp., 623 platesout of stock
Nara National Museum, dir.Shûbutsu (Buddhist Embroideries)(Tokyo: Kakugawa Shoten, 1964) 91+18 pp., 158 platesout of stock
Nara National Museum, dir.Suijaku bijutsu (Shinto-Buddhist Art)(Tokyo: Kakugawa Shoten, 1964) 130 pp., 239 platesout of stock
Asahi Shimbun, ed.,
Nara National Museum, dir.
Tempyô no jihô (Treasures of the Nara Period)(Osaka: Asahi Shimbunsha, 1961) 101 pp., 366 platesout of stock
Nara Imperial MuseumKamakura chôkoku zuroku (Catalogue of Kamakura-Period Sculpture)(Kyoto: Benrido, 1933) 61 pp., 100 plates.out of stock

Surveys of Buddhist Art

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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 Kagawa Prefectures])(Tokyo: Shogakukan, 1973) 239 pp.out of stock