Annual Bulletin 2006

BULLETIN National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara 2006

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Ⅰ Research reports 1

・ Investigation of Western Prasat Top, Cambodia 3

・ Archaeological survey in Bamiyan Valley 6

・ Architectural investigation of cave temples of the Bamiyan Valley site, November 2005 8

・ A study of Don Lam village, Vietnam, and plans for its preservation 10

・ Cooperative excavation and research at Taiye pool, Darning palace, in the Tang dynasty capital of Chang’an, China 12

・ The palaeolithic industry of Xiaonanhai, Henan, China: A memorial writing for Prof. AN Zhimin 14

・ The origin of Japanese glazed ceramics as judged from kiln equipment   16

・ Silla Pottery unearthed in the Nara capital   18

・ The middle ornament on the roof ridge of ancient Japanese buildings: Research on reconstructing the former Imperial Audience Hall of the Nara palace  20

・ Reproduction of roof tiles of the Former Imperial Audience Hall Compound, Nara palace site 22

・ The present situation and problems of modern use of reconstructed buildings 24

・ Residences with two earthen floors: From the investigations of two historic buildings in Shiojiri city 26

・ Investigation of the Takemura residence, Sagawa town, Kochi prefecture  28

・ Investigation of the Nozaki former residence, Kurashiki city, Okayama 30

・ Composition and design of modern Japanese style gardens in Tottori prefecture 32

・ Conservation of Moai stone statues on Easter Island 34

・ Scientific investigation of excavated objects recovered from the Kitora tomb 36

・ Scientific investigation of glass objects excavated from the Nishitani No.2 tomb  38

・ Correlation of optical reactions and visible surface damage on weathered ceramics    40

・ Fundamental research for the on-site exhibition of soil structural remains   42

・ Supplement on shipping label wooden tablets from the Fujiwara palace site 44

・ Shinen’s seal on Kofukuji temple documents, vol.69, no.80   46

・ A newly found item of practice calligraphy with the “Naniwazu” poem: Redeciphering a wooden tablet from the Tsujii site in Himeji city  48


Ⅱ Excavations at the Asuka and Fujiwara palaces and other sites  49

1 Excavations at the Fujiwara Palace site  51

・ Excavation of the eastern Sixth Hall (no.136)   52

・ Excavation of the Imperial Domicile and the government offices sector east of the Imperial Domicile (no.138-2)  64

・ Excavations of the eastern area in the State Halls Compound (no.138-3) 70

2 Excavations in and around the Asuka area  73

・ Excavation at Kawaharadera temple (no.133-12)  74

・ Excavation of Ikazuchi-no-oka (no.139)  82

・ Excavation at the Ishigami site (no.140)  86

・ Excavation at the Amakashi-no-oka Toroku site (no.141)  87


Ⅲ Excavations at the Nara Palace and other sites  91

1 Excavations at the Nara Palace site   93

・ Excavation of the northwest part of the East Palace sector (no.381)  94

・ Excavation of the Former State Halls Compound (no.389)  102

・ Excavation of the northern government offices sector of the Imperial Domicile (nos.386, 387, 397)   112

・ Excavation of the Assembly Hall Compound (nos.394, 399) 114

2 Excavations at the Nara Capital site and Nara temples 119

・ Excavation of the garden of the former Daijoin temple (no.390)  120

・ Excavation of Ichijoin site in the former precinct of Kofukuji temple (no.393)  130

・ Excavation at East First Street (no.396)  132

・ Excavation at West Third Ward on First Street (no.384, 388)   133