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Ancient Ukiyo-e Battle Comes to Life

Museum Airport Traditional Japan

The Battle of Sekigahara, fought on October 21, 1600, was one of the most important battles in Japanese feudal history. The scene was depicted in the 1700s on a 6-panel byoubu folding screen that remains housed in the Osaka Museum of History. In a new installation that just went on display, the videographer Yusuke Shigeta has utilized pixel animation to reconstruct the battle as depicted on the folding screen, adding details of the natural landscape that still exists at the ancient battlefield.

Learn more about the amazing animated artwork over at Spoon & Tamago using the link below.

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