Theater

Theater program: Feb. 1 - April. 5, 2015

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

[4K 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.

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

Showtimes
Lecture Theater in Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 13:00- / 14:00- / 15:00-
*Theater is closed every Saturday and March 8, 17, 19, 29 and 31.

Kyoto Kimono: Beauty and Craftsmanship Developed by the Inhabitants of Kyoto

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

Kyoto has long been Japan's center for the various industries used in kimono production, including weaving, dyeing, embroidery, and gold leaf application. This video introduces the advanced techniques used by contemporary textile artists and artisans in Nishijin and other areas of Kyoto. The ultra high-resolution imagery reveals details about these fabrics that would be hard to see with the naked eye, including the fibers' textures and the intricate, sophisticated artistry with which they are produced.

Kyoto Kimono: Beauty and Craftsmanship Developed by the Inhabitants of Kyoto
a scene in "Kyoto Kimono: Beauty and Craftsmanship Developed by the Inhabitants of Kyoto"

Showtimes
Lecture Theater in Heisei Chishinkan Wing
Wednesday, Friday 13:00- / 14:00- / 15:00-
*Theater is closed every Saturday and 20.

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