The Tokyo National Museum, National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Cultural Properties Utilization Center and Letterpress Printing have opened the “Virtual Tokyo National Museum” (hereinafter referred to as “Virtual Tohaku”) in the virtual SNS “cluster”. At the venue of Virtual Tohaku, we will hold a virtual special exhibition “Anonymous-Masterpieces of Special Names”, which is a collaboration project with director Mamoru Hosoda, a studio map of the animated movie “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” (2006).

The session is from December 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021. The admission fee is 290 yen including tax, but there are multiple ways to purchase it, such as a common ticket with the talk session directed by Mamoru Hosoda, and the price will fluctuate.

  • Virtual special exhibition

    Virtual special exhibition “Anonymous-a masterpiece of a special name-“

Virtual Tohaku is a CG reproduction of a part of the Tokyo National Museum in the space of the virtual SNS “cluster”. At that venue, a special exhibition “Anonymous-a masterpiece of a special name-” will be held for the scene in the play “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”.

  • Inside the Virtual Tohaku Hall (in the center is a virtual special exhibition “Anonymous-a masterpiece of a famous painting-“).
    The interior has been realistically reproduced, including the grand staircase that symbolizes the Tokyo National Museum.

“Anonymous-a masterpiece of a special name-” is an exhibition that appeared in “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” and became the key to the story. Under the supervision of Researcher Masato Matsushima of the Tokyo National Museum, a special exhibition focusing on the fictitious art work “Shiraume ni Tsubaki Kikuzu”, which has been handed down as a masterpiece even though the author is unknown It was drawn in the work as.

This time, the exhibition is reproduced virtually. The contents of the exhibition, such as the national treasure “Mahamayuri Statue” and “Kuranado Sanzo Statue” (both of which are owned by the Tokyo National Museum), will be exhibited in a virtual tohaku. The user can freely walk around in the virtual space and appreciate the work.

  • Depiction of the exhibition in

    Depiction of the exhibition in “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”

  • Virtual special exhibition

    Virtual special exhibition “Anonymous-a masterpiece of a special name-” (image)

Works to be exhibited (part)

  • A fictional art work

    A fictional art work “Shiraume ni Tsubaki Kikuzu” that is the key to the story of “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”

  • “Mahamayuri Statue” (Tokyo National Museum collection)

  • “Xuanzang Statue” (Tokyo National Museum Collection)

From 19:00 to 20:30 on December 18th, the day before the release, a talk event “Japanese Art Over Time” will be held at the venue of the virtual special exhibition. Director Mamoru Hosoda and Researcher Masato Matsushima of the Tokyo National Museum will appear as cluster avatars and hold a talk session on the relationship between contemporary animation and Japanese art, including “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.”

The participation fee is 1,100 yen including tax, but there are multiple ways to purchase it, such as a common ticket with the virtual special exhibition, and the price will fluctuate. See the special website for details. It has a capacity of 5,000 people and will be discontinued as soon as the planned number is reached. The archive video of Talk Live will be released in late December 2020 on a special channel of Nico Nico Douga.