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The Garden of Fine Art, Kyoto

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Almost the size (1430 x 1309cm) of the original, the reproduction of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment overwhelms with its presence

Fresco tiles transformed by shimmering cascades

This is the first ever picture park in the world where the beauty of famed works is reproduced faithfully but lasts indefinitely. Enjoy the breeze and sunlight breaking between the walls, the shimmering waterfalls bouncing light off glass railings as you stroll through the garden with some of the world’s greatest paintings before you.
In this garden, masterpieces have been captured on ceramic tiles to adorn the garden’s structures - they are: Monet’s Water Lilies - Morning, shimmering under water, Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, spreading across a massive wall, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Renoir’s On the Terrace, Van Gogh’s Road with Cypresses and Star, Toba Sojo’s Choju Jinbutsu Giga (attributed) and Zeduan Zhang’s Along the River During the Qingming Festival (attributed).
The architect Tadao Ando designed the garden, giving it a gentle incline down into two lower floors, so that the ceramic masterpieces can be viewed from three levels and from multiple angles to change the perception. Also, the ripple of water distorting sunlight, the sound of cascades and play of light all help to transform the pictures at any given moment.

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Question

How many tiles are used to compose Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper?

Address Shimogamo Hangi-cho, Sakyo-ku
TEL 075-724-2188
FAX 075-724-2189
URL http://kyoto-toban-hp.or.jp
Hours 9:00 ~ 17:00(entry by 16:30)
Closed 28/12~4/1
Adm ¥100
Access Very close to Exit 3 of the Subway Karasuma Line Kitayama Stn

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