The secrets of Edo exposed with digital art at the “Super Ukiyo-e ‘Edo no Himitsu’ Exhibition”! See the world’s most gorgeous Ukiyo-e art turn into digital art

21.October.2016 | Uncategorized

 

The “Super Ukiyo-e ‘Edo no Himitsu’ Exhibition” will be held from Saturday January 28th, 2017 to Sunday May 21st, 2017 at Kayabachō in Nihonbashi. Ukiyo-e are an art form that reveals the life and culture during the Edo period – from food to customs, fashion, love, gossip and more. They are a paramount form of media in knowing the real state of the Edo period at the time and its historical background. This exhibition will bring to the fore the hidden secrets of Edo by asking the question “What was Edo?” Kabuki actor Kataoka Ainosuke VI will be the voice cast guide at the event.

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The exhibition aims to have people not just “looking” at Ukiyo-e, but being “absorbed” into them. Using the latest video technology, the Ukiyo-e will be brought to life and made gigantic, as well as 3D, so you will be able to feel like you are reliving the world of Edo as you are enveloped inside beautiful and bewitching Ukiyo-e. Moreover, you’ll be able to have a digital taste at what it’s like to sightsee in Edo. The exhibition will be split into different zones, including “famous locations”, “streets”, “entertainment”, “gourmet” and more, each with their own Ukiyo-e digital art.

 

People who attend the event will begin at “famous places” and move on to “streets” and “entertainment” before going to “gourmet” at lunch so you can have the full sightseeing experience while deepening your knowledge of Edo. The Ukiyo-e you will be able to see at the exhibition were ones taken from Ukiyo-e held by Boston Museum of Fine Arts which were photographed and then made digital. The “Spalding Collection” of Ukiyo-e which aren’t allowed to be taken off the premises are called the most beautiful in the world for the quality of their preservation, having retained their original colour. Which means you’ll be able to feel even closer to that world.

 

The exhibition is part of the culture activity project “Nihonbashi Kabutocho・Kayabachō Art Project”. There will also be another digital art exhibition in the same venue, “Mite Taberu Taiken Kei Digital Art ‘Shoku Kami-sama no Fushigi na Restaurant’ Exhibition” (translation: Look & Eat Digital Art Experience “The Food God’s Mysterious Restaurant”. Art relating to Japanese culture is really becoming something big in the world leading financial district of Nihonbashi Kabutocho/Kayabachō.

 

■Information

 

“Super Ukiyo-e ‘Edo no Himitsu’ Exhibition”

Date: Saturday January 28th, 2017 to Sunday May 21st, 2017

Location: Nihonbashi Kayabachō

Closest Station: One minute walk from Kayabachō Station via the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Tōzai Line

 

 

Tickets:

Advance Ticket: Adult (high-school student or older): ¥1,300 / Child (3-years old and above to middle-school age): ¥800

On Sale: Saturday October 29th, 2016 to Friday January 27th, 2017

Same Day Ticket: Adult (high-school student or older): ¥1,600 / Child (3-years old and above to middle-school age): ¥1000

On Sale: Saturday January 28th, 2017 to Sunday May 21st, 2017

 

“Edo no Himitsu” AND “Mite Taberu Taiken Kei Digital Art ‘Shoku Kami-sama no Fushigi na Restaurant’ Exhibition” Ticket Set

Advance Ticket: ¥2,900 – On Sale: Saturday October 29th, 2016 to Friday January 27th, 2017

Same Day Ticket: ¥3,400 – On Sale: Saturday January 28th, 2017 to Sunday May 21st, 2017

※”Child” tickets not included in set tickets

 

Ticket Enquiries: Lawson Tickets 0570-063-050(Times: 10:00~20:00)

 

Organiser: スーパー浮世絵製作委員会

 

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