Experience the charm of Japanese culture with powerful 4K video! Free screening at Tokyo National Museum


Bunkatsu, a cultural property utilization center of the National Organization for Cultural Properties, is a video content “A GLIDE ON THE GREAT WAVE ~Experience Japanese Culture at TNM Was produced. From July 1, 2020, a free screening will be held in the Tokyo National Museum.

■ Giving a visual experience that transcends the language by gliding through the waves of Japanese culture and history.

A journey begins to discover the charm of Japanese culture while dynamically sliding like a roller coaster through the world of “Kanagawa Okiura” drawn by Hokusai Katsushika.
A variety of cultural assets that rush in one after another like a wave are a collection of masterpieces that represent national treasures and other collections of the Tokyo National Museum!

At present, the capital city of Tokyo and the town of Edo depicted in Ukiyo-e may seem like a different world. However, no matter how the times or the cityscape changes, the activities of people who enjoy the beautiful nature and traditional events of the four seasons, and the unique aesthetic sense of Japan that has been nurtured in those days, will continue without change.

The 10-minute gliding experience invites you from the Tokyo National Museum, the gateway to Japanese culture, to an endless journey exploring the attractions of Japan.

■Screening schedule

【A GLIDE ON THE GREAT WAVE ~Experience Japanese Culture at TNM~】

Venue: TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater
(Tokyo National Museum Toyokan B1)
Running time: Wednesday 1st July 2020 to Sunday 20th December 2020
Starting time: 10:30/13:00/14:30 (excluding Mon and Tue)
Time required: About 15 minutes
Each time capacity: 48 people
Price: Free

*However, advance reservations are required online before entering the Tokyo National Museum.
*Screening schedule/capacity may change due to circumstances.
* Doors will open 5 minutes before the screening time.
*You cannot enter or leave on the way

▼Pre-release video on Bunkatsu WEB
>Cultural Property Utilization Center website

■ TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater

At the theater on the 1st basement floor of the Tokyo National Museum Toyokan, we offer a new VR experience of viewing cultural assets. With the ultra-high-definition VR image projected on a large screen measuring 6.6 meters in width and 3.7 meters in height, you can thoroughly enjoy the texture of cultural assets and the detailed modeling that cannot be seen with the naked eye. In addition, by performing live performances while navigators operate VR images, you can deepen your understanding of cultural assets through communication with customers.

▼▼Planned works

VR work “Furan Raijinzu no Ura-The thoughts hidden in Natsuakisozou-”

Running time: July 1st (Wed) to October 4th (Sun) 2020
Starting time: 11:00/12:00/13:30/15:00/16:00 (excluding Mon and Tue)
*Travel time is about 35 minutes
Price: 600 yen for high school students and above 300 yen for elementary and junior high school students

*On-line reservations are required to enter the museum.
*Performance schedule and capacity are subject to change.

Details from website
▼TNM & TOPPAN Museum theater

TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater



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