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4K Digital Cinema "Dreams of KAGUYA - Moon and Japanese People/Two Tales of "KAGUYA" -"

Usuda Deep Space Center
Tycho Crater
Taketori Monogatari Scroll
from the bamboo forest

"KAGUYA Dreams - The Moon and The Japanese/Two Tales of "KAGUYA"
Our extraordinary program featuring the latest generation of super-high definition video. With special cooperation by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), this video was jointly produced by Miraikan and Rikkyo University, and created in commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the launching of the moon probe satellite "KAGUYA."
 
 The main characters of the story are a young man and a woman focusing on the scientific research of the moon, and the research of "Taketori monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo-Cutter)." Based on the keyword "KAGUYA", they share their deep curiosity, discoveries, and pleasure as they exchange the latest worldly views of both science and ancient literature.
 
 The images shown of the moon surface and the earth were captured with a highly precise camera and the super high definition 3D images of the moon surface taken with the geological exploration camera of the lunar orbiting satellite "KAGUYA". Plus, images of the large full moon and of the "Taketori Monogatari Scroll," created in the Edo period, were taken using a digital video camera employing a remarkable 8 million pixels. Add to that scenes of two women beautifully dancing in a bamboo forest wearing costumes designed by costume artist Kozue Hibino can be seen along with other fresh images on the super large scale screen with its tremendous width of 19 meters.
 
 Please enjoy the presentations of scientists describing the illustrious moon and other beautiful images. (Run time: Approx. 40 min.)
 
 * 4K digital cinema = Next generation super high definition image method with 4 times the resolution of high vision media.

Schedule
January 31 (Sat.), February 1 (Sun.), 7 (Sat.), 8 (Sun.), February 11 (Wed.) - 15 (Sun.), 2009
Program Schedule
Each day 12:00/14:00/16:00
Venue
1F Exhibition Space b, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Capacity
Each time 100 people (There is an "Ozashiki" (Tatami mat) area for those with small children)
Fee
Free
Participation Method
Reservations are not necessary: Please come directly to the event site.
Sponsor
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Production
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation/Rikkyo University
Special Cooperation
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Cooperation
Rikkyo University Library/NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Institutes of Natural Sciences/Geographical Survey Institute of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Edition Performance
Manabu Kato (Professor of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/Science Manager of the "KAGUYA" project)
Edited by
Naoko Kojima (Professor of the College of Arts of Rikkyo University/Writer of "Kaguya Hime Genso")
Voices
Yoko Honna (Actress)/Kazuaki Hiroki (Science Communicator of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
Contact
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Tel: +81-3-3570-9152 (Main)

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