On Monday, October 26, 2020 at the Tokyo National Museum, high resolution facsimiles of “Pine Trees”, “Cooling Off”, “Kabuki Theater”, “Autumn Grasses” and “Namban Ships and Chinese Junks” that were produced in Stage 13 of the Tsuzuri Project were donated to the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage.
The National Treasure “Pine Trees” (drawn by Hasegawa Tohaku) is a work that is considered a masterpiece among modern ink and wash paintings that expresses in an emotionally rich manner the everyday scenery of a pine forest in varying levels of visibility to illustrate haziness. A high resolution facsimile of the same work was produced and donated in Stage 1 of the Tsuzuri Project (in 2007), but thanks to innovation of the shooting system and improvement of printing technology, high-resolution data with total pixels of approximately 5,400 mega pixels was acquired in this stage, realizing the production of a high resolution facsimile that is truer to the original.
At the Family Gallery: TNM and Art Tunes! Present: “Becoming Japanese Art – Round Two!” that will be held at the Tokyo National Museum from October 27 to December 6, 2020, high resolution facsimiles of “Pine Trees” that was donated through the Tsuzuri Project and of “The Wind and Thunder Gods / Flowering Plants of Summer and Autumn” that were produced in a joint research project with the CPCP will be exhibited. This event provides a new art experience made possible by high resolution facsimiles, such as projection mapping of movies onto the high resolution facsimiles.
At the Kujokan located in the north garden of the Tokyo National Museum, “Cooling Off” (October 27 to November 8), “Autumn Grasses” (November 10 to 23) and “Kabuki Theater” (November 25 to December 6) will be exhibited. There will be no exhibitions on days where use of the Kujokan is planned.
News Release ” Tsuzuri Project to donate high-resolution facsimiles of works including "Pine Trees" by Hasegawa Tohaku, to the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage for display at the Tokyo National Museum”