今日は、出演させていただいたゴッホの映画”VAN GOGH & JAPAN”の公開日。
Today is the release of the film “Van Gogh & Japan” in which I made an appearance a little bit. (See below for the English version)
The film will not be shown in Japan but will be released in many countries around the world.
Unexpectedly and happily, on the day of the film’s release I found myself at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in Van Gogh’s homeland, the Netherlands. Famously, Van Gogh took inspiration from Japan’s “Ukiyoe”. When I looked at one of the originals he had made, a copy of an “Ukiyoe” work, what surprised me, the incorrect stroke order apart, was the way in which he wrote each character in a single stroke. In addition to the work paying testimony to his powers of visual appreciation, it also forms a part of the extraordinary treasure of over 1,100 sketches which he left.