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
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 *English texts are contained.

Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection

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奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  中国古代青銅器編llustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Chinese Ancient Ritual Bronzes2005Nara National Museum
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  仏教絵画編Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Buddhist Paintings2002Nara National Museum3,160yen
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  版画編Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Prints1999Nara National Museum3,160yen
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  追録Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Prints1999Nara National Museum3,160yen
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  考古編 仏教考古Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Buddhist Archaeological Objects1993Nara National Museum
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  工芸編 仏教工芸Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Buddhist Implements1992Nara National Museum3,160yen
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  考古編 経塚遺物Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Objects Excavated from Sutra Mounds1991Nara National Museum
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  書跡編Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Writings1990Nara National Museum
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  彫刻編Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Sculpture1989Nara National Museum3,160yen
奈良国立博物館蔵品図版目録  絵画編Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Nara National Museum: Paintings1988Nara National Museum

Masterworks from the Nara National Museum Collection

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Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum2022Nara National Museum1,500yen
なら仏像館 名品図録別冊 金峯山寺 金剛力士立像なら仏像館 名品図録 別冊
「金峯山寺 金剛力士立像」
2021Nara National Museum200yen
なら仏像館名品図録Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum2016Nara National Museum
なら仏像館名品図録Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum2013Nara National Museum
なら仏像館名品図録Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum2012Nara National Museum
仏教美術資料研究センター 重要文化財 -旧奈良県物産陳列所-「仏教美術資料研究センター 重要文化財―旧奈良県物産陳列所―」2011Nara National Museum510yen
なら仏像館名品図録Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum2010Nara National Museum
坂本コレクション 中国古代青銅器Sakamoto Collection
Chinese Ancient Ritual Bronzes
2002Nara National Museum820yen
『奈良国立博物館名品図録』 増補版Masterworks of the Nara National Museum, Supplement1993Nara National Museum
Masterpieces of Nara National Museum.Masterpieces of Nara National Museum1993Nara National Museum
Masterworks of the Nara National Museum, popular edition1980Dohosha
Masterworks of the Nara National Museum1979Dohosha

Scholarly Journals

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Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 232022Nara National Museum2,700yen
Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 232021Nara National Museum2,200yen
Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 222020Nara National Museum2,500yen
Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 212019Nara National Museum2,340yen
Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 202018Nara National Museum2,040yen
Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 192017Nara National Museum2,040yen
Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 17, 182017Nara National Museum2,040yen
Bulletin of the Nara National Museum (Rokuon zasshû), Volume 11999Nara National Museum2,140yen

Guidebooks, Introductory Volumes

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Buddhist Art: Guide to the Nara National Museum1989Nara National Museum
Tracing Images of Sakyanumi in Art(Buddhist Art Handbook 2)1984Nara National Museum510yen
The Forms and Techniques of Buddhist Sculpture(Buddhist Art Handbook 1)1983Nara National Museum390yen

Deluxe Edition Special Exhibition Catalogues

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仏教説話の美術Art Relating to Buddhist Setsuwa Narratives1996Shibunkaku
Esoteric Buddhist Implements, fascimile edition supplement1993Rinsen Shoten
Esoteric Buddhist Implements, fascimile edition1993Rinsen Shoten
仏舎利の荘厳The Worship of the Buddha’s Relics and the Art of Reliquary1983Dohosha
奈良朝写経Sutra Manuscripts of the Nara Period1983Tokyo Bijutsu
Ancient Roof Tiles of the Asuka and Hakuhô Periods, reduced-size edition1982Tokyo Bijutsu
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara1981 Dohosha
Treasures from Sutra Mounds1977Tokyo Bijutsu
Illustrated Handscrolls of Temple and Shrine Histories1975Kadokawa Shoten
Catalogue of the Exhibition, Masterpieces of Buddhist Art1975Tokyo Bijutsu
「仏教美術名品展図録」1971 Nara National Museum8,560yen
Ancient Roof Tiles of the Asuka and Hakuhô Periods1970Tokyo Bijutsu
Buddhist Sculpture of the Muromachi Period: Works with Inscriptions1970Gakugei Shorin
Illustrated Biography of Prince Shôtoku1969Tokyo Bijutsu
Imported Art1967Otsuka Kogeisha
Esoteric Buddhist Implements1965Kodansha
Buddhist Embroideries1964Kadokawa Shoten
Shinto-Buddhist Art1964Kadokawa Shoten
Treasures of the Nara Period1961Asahi Shimbunsha
Catalogue of Kamakura-Period Sculpture1933Benrido

Surveys of Buddhist Art

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National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art (Chûgoku Region II: Hiroshima Prefecture)1980Shogakukan
National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art (Chûgoku Region I: Okayama and Tottori Prefectures)1979Shogakukan
National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art (Chûgoku Region III: Shimane and Yamaguchi Prefectures)1977Nara National Museum
National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art (Kyushu I: Fukuoka Prefecture)1976Shogakukan
National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art (Kyushu II: Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima Prefectures)1975Shogakukan
National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art (Shikoku I: Ehime and, Kochi Prefectures)1974Shogakukan
National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Buddhist Art (Shikoku I: Tokushima and Kagawa Prefectures)1973Shogakukan