Tie-up between BLUE ENCOUNT and the “Super Ukiyo-e: The Edo Code” digital art exhibition in new commercial

25.January.2017 | SPOT

A special commercial has been released for the upcoming ukiyo-e exhibition “Super Ukiyo-e: The Edo Code” which will be held on Saturday January 1st, 2017 at Kayabacho in Nihonbashi. Tying in with the commercial is a collaboration with the 4 piece Japanese rock band BLUE ENCOUNT, whose track “HEART” is used in the video. The commercial is now available on YouTube (see below). You can find out more information on the event’s official website or follow them for the latest updates on their Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Video Commercial

 

 

Comment from BLUE ENCOUNT

“We’re not too knowledgeable on the subject of “Ukiyo-e”, but we can see that it looks like a fun event for the people who do know about it from looking at the website. We received contact from the creators of this emotional event, one that utilises digital art, and they showed us immense support. We thought that our song “HEART” which is from our latest album “THE END” (KSCL2820) would be perfect, and they gladly allowed us to use it. Everything went so well that we cried! The commercial also looks really great, doesn’t it? It’s quite a melancholic sort of event. We definitely want to visit!”

 

The event will decipher the code of these Edo period ukiyo-e. You’ll be able to fully understand and appreciate the social conditions and cultural background of Edo, as well as enjoy all the fun things the creators of the event have in place for you.

 

Most ukiyo-e events up to now have been small scale and places where you can’t fully appreciate the Edo code, but thanks to the latest digital art technology, that will no longer be a problem at the Super Ukiyo-e exhibition, where you can fully immerse yourself in the culture of the Edo period.

 

This is the chance for all ukiyo-e lovers to get up and close with woodblock prints in a new way. Even if you’re not too familiar with the Edo period, you will absolutely love the artwork and will be able to experience is culture.

 

■Information

Super Ukiyo-e: The Edo Code

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

Location: Nihonbashi Kayabacho “Special Site”  1 min from “Kayabacho” station of Tokyo Metro Hibiya line & Tozai line (Exit 6 & 12) / 4 min from “Nihonbashi” station of Tokyo Metro Ginza line, Tozai line & Toei Asakusa line

Official Website: https://superukiyoe.com

 

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