Theater

Theater program: Jan.30 - Mar.18, 2018

Theater is closed on Feb. 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, Mar. 2, 14 and every Sunday.


A Revived Landscape: The Sliding Door Panel Paintings of Daisen-in Temple

[4K Cinema] English audio guide available / about 20 min.

One of the temple-owned masterworks entrusted to the Kyoto National Museum is a set of thirty-two ink-painted sliding door panels (fusuma) from the subtemple of Daisen-in, part of the Kyoto Zen complex of Daitoku-ji. In later years, these paintings were removed from their door panels and remounted as hanging scrolls. This video uses the magic of virtual reality technology to return these paintings to their original formats and place them dynamically in situ, into their original temple settings. Its immersive, detailed videography introduces the production process through which these paintings were created, their various painting styles, and other highlights of this large scale masterpiece.

A Revived Landscape
a scene in "A Revived Landscape: The Sliding Door Panel Paintings of Daisen-in Temple"

Showtimes
Lecture Theater in Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 13:00- / 14:00- / 15:00-
*Theater is closed on Feb. 8, 13, 20 as described above.

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
Wednesday, Friday, Feb.12 13:00- / 14:00- / 15:00-
*Theater is closed on Feb. 9, 14, 21, Mar. 2, 14 as described above.

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