Theater

Theater program: Sept. 5 - 10, 2017

Wonder of "View of Amanohashidate": Superb View by Sesshū

[4K Cinema] English audio guide available / about 16 min.

View of Amanohashidate is a masterwork by painter Sesshū Tōyō (1420-1506), perhaps the best known Japanese artist of all time. Using high-resolution aerial footage, this film investigates the actual peninsula depicted in this remarkable ink landscape and considers questions about its composition and creation.

Wonder of View of Amanohashidate: Superb View by Sesshū
a scene in "Wonder of View of Amanohashidate: Superb View by Sesshū"

Showtimes
Lecture Theater in Heisei Chishinkan Wing
10:30- / 12:30- / 14:30-
*Sept. 7 14:30-

National Treasure "Sakyamuni Rising from the Golden Coffin": A Miraculous Moment of Amazement and Joy

[High Vision Cinema] English audio guide available / about 15 min.

Shakamuni Rising from the Golden Coffin is a masterwork of Heian-period Buddhist painting that depicts a little-known legendary miracle of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni. This ultra high-definition video reveals the distinctive composition, rich colors, delicate cut gold leaf, reverse-applied pigments, and other sophisticated aspects of this National Treasure painting. Using meticulous research and the latest digital reproduction technology, it also revives the painting's lost pigments and ink strokes in order to reimagine its original appearance.

Sakyamuni Rising from the Golden Coffin
a scene in "National Treasure "Sakyamuni Rising from the Golden Coffin"

Showtimes
Lecture Theater in Heisei Chishinkan Wing
11:30- / 13:30- / 15:30-
*Sept. 7 13:30-, Sept. 8 11:30- / 13:30-

Theater is closed Sept. 6
Between Sept. 5 and Sept. 10, the galleries are closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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