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Our Ukiyo-e debut on TV show!!

Our Ukiyo-e products appeared on TV show at “Sunday wide, Authenticity: Investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department” released by TV Asahi at 10 PM on Sunday February 18.
(http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/nwide/story/0037/)

Setting the location at Tsukudajima, Tokyo, two played a pair of detectives: an experienced detective Takarai Shingan, acted by Kataoka Tsurutaro and young detective Izugawa Makoto, acted by Kakei Miwako. The drama depicted mostly about “Phony Beauty”, a scroll tapestry called as the national treasure class. The story was developed to a thrilling and heart racing, and enjoyable drama.

Well, talking about our when Ukiyo-e products appeared in the drama. At the opening, it showed up, and it was so closed up.

Katsushika Hokusai “Buyo Tsukuda-jima”
Although I heard they would use at the opening, I was very excited how they used our products so cool: “Buyo Tsukudajima” apprered in the full-screen and pulled back gradually, and then the actual scenery of Tsukudajima appeared.

Also, in Kunihiro Tomiyuki’s room, acted as a Professor of Art College, several our Ukiyo-e prioducts were hang.
Here are these three items.

Utagawa Hiroshige Beautiful Flowers and Birds “Chrysanthemum and Pheasant”

Kitagawa Utamaro “Twelve Hours in the Pleasure Quarter: at Eight at Night “ 

Tosyusai Sharaku “Yodogoro Sawamura II as Kawatsura Hougan and Zenji Bando as Onino Sadobo”

Since Ukiyo-e is beautiful for its vivid colors, “Even if they are small, they have an existence and they are appealing”. I was satisfied by myself.
I was so glad they used Ukiyo-e in this way.
Definitely I expect the re-running!!

Media articles

Japan Library Newspaper
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The Yomiuri Shinbun (March 27, 2013)
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The Mainichi Shinbun
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The Yomiuri Shinbun January 8, 2008)
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Bunka Tsushin
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The Shizuoka Shinbun (2011 Nov. 28 issue)
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Sanpono Tatsuzin
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