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Permanent Collection
Opening of art work data has recently progressed rapidly around the world. Ever since the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York began releasing photographic data of over 400,000 works into the public domain, many museums have begun to release digital data, and Japan is no exception. Here, we carefully select works from publicly available data and arrange them so that they can be viewed virtually in three dimensions.
KAKU (Core) and KONKAN (Root) in Japanese art history
Dispelling stereotypes and preconceptions

Japanese art, including calligraphy and painting, has developed in line with the changes of the times, with a lineage of second-hand, medieval, early modern, and modern times, and is based on the thoughts and demands that accompany development.
As an island country, Japanese art differs from continental culture in that it expresses its own inner "aesthetic sense" and "emotion." On the other hand, there are often glimpses of admiration for China and the West, but Zen and The introduction of continental culture to Japan through the Japanese culture has had the greatest influence on aesthetic sense.
Once we have dispelled the origins of faith, culture, admiration, demand, and reflection, as well as the preconceived notions and fixed ideas "that is, one brand consciousness" that are largely present in the field of calligraphy and painting, Japanese art We hope that you will enjoy the freedom, fun, vividness, and all the developments through the field of calligraphy and painting, which is the most central field in the field.
ART SHODO TOKYO is Japan's first art fair specializing in contemporary art calligraphy. It was established with the purpose of nurturing and introducing contemporary calligraphy artists in Japan. The jury will ask professionals who are well-versed in contemporary art, with the aim of making calligraphy permeate the world of contemporary art. Here, you can freely view these works in a virtual 3D space.
The Art of Tachibana Tenkai
Tachibana Tenkai was a Japanese painter who was mainly active during the Shōwa period. Born in 1906 (Meiji 39) and passed away in 1984 (Shōwa 59) at the age of 77, his life was full of dramatic events. Many of his large-scale works, such as folding screens, have traveled widely overseas. His painting style, which emphasizes Japanese tradition while pursuing originality and romance, is filled with dynamism and has a mysterious energy that conveys soul, heart, and spirit, ranging from bold folding screens overflowing with vigor and richness to delicate and charming small sparrows painted in light ink. Tenkai had a strong desire for people all over the world to see his works. His numerous energetic folding screen paintings, created without any preliminary sketches, are housed mainly in overseas museums, such as the British Museum in the UK and the Fogg Art Museum in the USA.

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