Shoso-in Special / Shoso-in: Treasure House Of Art And History

Shoso-in was originally a repository of the Todaiji temple in Nara.
The history of its treasures began when items related to Emperor Shomu (701-756) were stored there. After the emperor died, his grieving widow Empress Komyo (701-760) dedicated hundreds of objects used by the emperor to the statue of the Great Buddha at the temple.