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- “Toco Toco T.V.,” a French T.V. Program that introduces Japanese culture!
- Let’s peek into the Yokosuka Art Museum, located where the beautiful sea is spread out in front of it’s the building!
- We had the filmmaker, Yusuke Shigeta introduce the inside of the museum!
“Toco Toco T.V.,” a French T.V. Program that introduces Japanese culture!
Toco Toco T.V. is a French television program where Japanese guests introduce their favorite places in Japan. Tadaima Japan is collaborating with Toco Toco T.V. and will pick up some of their programs from now on. Today, we will introduce “Yokosuka Museum of Art” located in Yokosuka,Kanagawa Prefecture!
Let’s peek into the Yokosuka Art Museum, located where the beautiful sea is spread out in front of it’s the building!
Yokosuka Museum of Art is about 1 hour away from Tokyo; 50 min by Keihin Express from Shinagawa station and 15 min by bus from Uraga station. Once you get off the bus at the Kannonzaki stop and walk for a few minutes, you’ll arrive at the modern museum with its exterior covered in glass. It’s located inside the Kannonzaki Park and was newly opened in 2007. The building is relatively new and very clean with a beautiful natural surrounding. Natural light shines in through the glass, lighting the inside of the gallery giving it a clean and modern impression.
We had the filmmaker, Yusuke Shigeta introduce the inside of the museum!
Mr. Yusuke Shigeta is a filmmaker who creates computer graphics and animations. At the time when we met him, he created pixel films based on 10 different fairy tales from all over the world that are exhibited at the museum. It’s called “Gaso-no-mori,” or Pixel Forest. If you walk around the exhibition holding a blank white picture book, the pictures from the projector are cast onto the book. You can wander the forest of pixels and encounter fairy tales from all over the world. It’s very romantic work that takes advantage of digital images.
The pixel animation is based on a hanging scroll by the 19th to 20th century Japanese artist, Usen Ogawa. Mr. Shigeta made a pixel anime based on Usen Ogawa’s hanging scroll called, “The four seasons” (春夏秋冬), obtained by the Yokosuka Museum of Art especially for the exhibition. Mr. Shigeta says, “Nintendo’s famicon has low-resolution pixel images so that players can easily imagine them inside their minds and are able to immerse themselves into the game even more.” His idea on pixel animation sounds really refreshing and new and it intrigues me enough to want to know more about it.
Please check the latest news from Yokosuka Art Museum and visit an exhibition your interested in! You’ll discover new things that you’ve never known about.
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