Theater

Theater program: Feb. 2 - Mar. 21, 2016

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
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 13:00- / 14:00- / 15:00-
*Theater is closed every Saturday and Feb. 7, 14, Mar. 3, 8

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
Wednesday, Friday, Mar. 21 13:00- / 14:00- / 15:00-
*Theater is closed every Saturday

See Theater program between Mar. 23 - and 31.

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