Embassy of Japan
February 11, 2015
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan collaborate on utilizing “8K technology” to exhibit the actual scenery of Mt. Fuji that inspired the art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new exhibition: “Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano“. This is the first attempt to apply 8K technology to an art exhibition in the US. “Ink and Gold” is also the first exhibition outside Japan to explore the full history of the Kano School of painters.
8K technology renders images in 33,000,000 pixels, 16 times that of 2K (current digital TV) and 4 times that of 4K. Thus, it provides fine, clear images with closer views. The highly realistic contents “All about Mt. Fuji” (produced by NHK: Japan Broadcasting Corporation) will be demonstrated with 8K resolution display by Sharp Corporation and 8K player by ASTRODESIGN, Inc.
“Ink and Gold” explores the stunning artistry of the esteemed Kano painters, the most enduring and influential school of painting in Japanese history. Established in the late fifteenth century, the Kano lineage of artists served as painters-in-attendance to Japan’s powerful shoguns for four hundred years.
Please see the details below about the demonstration and exhibition.
Demonstration of 8K Technology
Exhibition of “Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano”
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