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At the Ryukoku Museum, research projects are constantly being advanced based on the premise of disclosing the
exhibits of the museum as well as activities related to the museum, obtaining more extensive exhibits, preserving and restoring materials, and the establishing research projects that are closely related to the activities of the museum.

At present, the following projects have been set up and are being researched.

[Research projects for Ryukoku Museum permanent exhibits]

Gautama Buddha and Buddhism in Asia

Lead Representative: Akira Miyaji (Professor, Faculty of Letters) Indian and Central Asian Art History
Research period: 3 years (April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2013)

Research Members

Chisui Sato Professor, Faculty of Letters Chinese Buddhist History
Shoryu Katsura Professor, Faculty of Letters Buddhism
Takashi Irisawa Professor, Faculty of Letters Buddhist Culture
Yusho Wakahara Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology Buddhism
Mazumi Mitani Associate Professor, Faculty of Intercultural Communication Buddhism
Shunpei Iwai Lecturer, Ryukoku Museum Central Asian Archaeology
Yasuo Inamoto Director, Nara National Museum Planning Office Chinese Buddhist Art
Stucco Buddha Head

Stucco Buddha Head

Shinran and Buddhism in Japan

Lead Representative: Tomohiko Ishikawa (Professor, Ryukoku Museum) Japanese Art History
Research period: 3 years (April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2013)

Research Members

Tesshin Akamatsu Professor, Faculty of Letters Japanese Buddhism History
Tomoyasu Naito Professor, Faculty of Letters Shin Buddhism
Kiyoshi Nei Professor, Faculty of Letters Japanese Buddhism History / Folkloristics
Seishi Namiki Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology Director, Museum and Archives Japanese Art History
Kazuyori Shimotsuma Adjunct Lecturer, Ryukoku University Japanese Buddhism History
Kumiko Matsuoka Lecturer, Ryukoku University Japanese Art History
Komyo Honzon

Komyo Honzon

Research Into Exhibit Methods for Permanent Exhibits

Lead Representative: Yoshihiro Okada (Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology) Information Engineering
Research period: 3 years (May 1, 2010 - March 31, 2013)

Research Members

Hisakazu Kawashima Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology Mechanical Engineering
Manabu Fujiwara Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology Analytical Chemistry
Takehiko Yoshimi Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology Language Information
Yasuhiko Watanabe Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology Information Engineering
Masakazu Mori Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology Material Engineering
Masahito Shiba Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology Information Engineering
Hiroaki Nanjo Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology Audio Information
Asako Soga Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology Media Engineering
Shunpei Iwai Lecturer, Ryukoku Museum Central Asian Archaeology
Kumiko Matsuoka Lecturer, Ryukoku University Japanese Art History
Bezeklik Cave Temples No. 15 Cave, Subject 5

Bezeklik Cave Temples No. 15 Cave, Subject 5

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