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Rimpa School 400th Anniversary | Projection Mapping

21st Century Legend of Wind God & Thunder God

~ Glimpse of the future of Rinpa at Shichijo night, 4 days only ~

Movie Director: NAOKO TOSA | IKEBANA: Misho-ryu Sasaoka | KYOGEN: The Shigeyama Family

Date From March 12, 2015 (Thursday) to March 15 (Sunday)
18:30 to 20:30
Place Kyoto National Museum
Venue 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan 605-0931
Access City bus, get off at Hakubutsukan & Sanjusangendo-mae Keihan train, get off at Shichijō Station and walk about 7 min.
Unlike other art schools developed based on the apprenticeship system, Rimpa is a popular art form born from people’s ordinary everyday life. In it lies the timeless aesthetics which every Japanese people possesses. Characterized by the bold and lavish use of gold and silver colors, the Rimpa art has influenced many European artists, such as Gustav Klimt, who were amazed by the Japanese unique aesthetic sensibility as well as art techniques like Suminagashi (Japanese paper marbling). Not only should Rimpa be seen as a heritage of the past, it should also be a cultural asset that bridges the past and the future. We are a group of artists based in Kyoto, and, driven by our common Japanese aesthetic genes, we have combined Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), Kyōgen (Japanese Noh farce), video art as well as technology to come up with a four-night special event where you can have a glimpse of the future of Rimpa – where the tradition and the innovation merge.
Be sure not to miss this unprecedented night of the Rimpa!
Admission Free (R.S.V.P. Required at the below url)
How to apply Register Here
Organizer Rimpa 400 Anniversary Projection Mapping Committee
Chair: Prof. Makoto Nagao (Kyoto University former President)
Co-organised by Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto National Museum
Music by Toshinori Kondo, AKI-RA sunrise
Co-operated by Kenninji, Misho-ryu Sasaoka
Kyoto University Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies
Kyoto University Design School
Kyoto University Research Administration Office
Hyatt Regency Kyoto, Nippon Kodo, DAN TAKEDA
Computer Graphic Arts Society, Karafuneya, Benrido, Q Co., Ltd.
NPO Kyoto Culture Association
Contact Rimpa 400 Anniversary Projection Mapping Committee
TEL: +81-90-9099-1820 Mr. Nakatsu (Mon~Fri 10:00am~19:00pm)
Projection is carried out by NTAssociates and Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd
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