Sacred images at the British Museum
From 3 October until 24 November 2019 the British Museum displayed a series of sacred images from Nara Prefecture. As part of the exhibition 15 major items, including five designated National Treasures, travelled to London for the very first time. Highlights included The Heavenly Kings wooden sculptures, loaned by Tōshōdai-ji Temple, which date back to 700 AD, as well as a gilt bronze sculpture of Bodhisattva of Compassion. A video about the exhibition, entitled 'Nara: sacred images from early Japan', is available to watch here.