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Ancient Japanese Artwork in VR

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This is incredible. 25 billion images were taken of Hasegawa’s famous “Pine Trees” screen to create a VR experience of the artwork. Hasegawa is a painter from the 1600s, famous for his “ink wash” painting style.

Japanese artist Hasegawa Tōhaku’s Pine Trees Screen has been digitally rendered in 25,376,150,000 images so that visitors can appreciate the details of this ink-on-paper work of this officially-recognised National Treasure of Japan.” (MoshiMoshiNippon)

Check it out, available from October 7 to January 17, 2021.

+Map pin to the Tokyo National Museum +Official Site

Wed-Sun, Holidays
Running time: about 35 min.

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