Who is Koetsu?
Media Device for the Handscroll
Media Device for the Teabowl
The reproduction of the handscroll maintains its original form, as a rolled up scroll of paper. However, the paper is blank. When the media device is engaged, the projected image of the Crane Scroll appears on this blank paper. As the visitor unrolls the scroll, they can decide which part they want to view, for example, only the calligraphy of Koetsu, or only the painting by Sotatsu. At the same time, the visitor can hear the recitation of the poetry, sung in the traditional manner by members of the Reizai family. Visitors are free to use this system as they like, gaining the understanding too that the original handscroll was also in a very real sense an interactive medium.
Poems of the Thirty-six Immortal Poets over Design of Cranes
Kyoto national museum
Ink with gold and silver on paper
34.0 X 1356.7 cm
Important Cultural Property
#Anthology of 36 Waka poem
Recording: Yoshihiro KAWASAKI
Recitation of the poetry: Reizei Shiguretei Bunko