Hōryū-ji 1958

This celebrated documentary, filmed in colour, depicts one of the most famous of all Japanese temples. Horyu-ji, in the small town of Ikaruga outside Japan’s ancient capital of Nara, was one of the first Buddhist places of worship established in Japan, and contains the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the world, dating from the seventh century.

  • Released: 1958-01-01
  • Runtime: 23 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Stars: Hiroshi Akutagawa
  • Director: Susumu Hani