"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.