To celebrate its first anniversary, Kadokawa Musashino Museum is hosting a 360-degree immersive digital art exhibition from the Paris-based Danny Rose Studio. Ukiyo-e may be an ancient Japanese art, but these woodblock prints and paintings that flourished during the Edo period (1603-1867) had a significant impact on early Impressionists when first introduced in Europe – particularly France – during the 19th century. The term Japonism was later coined to describe the hold that Japanese art and culture had on European artists, including the likes of Vincent van Gogh.
As ukiyo-e works continue to enthrall creatives and art lovers around the world, the Danny Rose Studio has devised an exhibition that ties past and present together using projection mapping. There will be 12 different video sequences projected across a 1,100sqm space, with imagery ranging from cherry blossom petals flying in the wind to brilliantly coloured Japanese fans. Other installations to look forward to include digital artworks of women dressed in kimono with a moving backdrop of sliding shoji doors, as well as a room flooded with blue waves, reminiscent of Hokusai's 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'.