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  • 08/07/2022

    The DNP Kyoto Uzumasa Cultural Heritage Gallery, relocated to the 3rd floor of COCON KARASUMA, a commercial complex in the Shijo Karasuma area of Kyoto, will reopen on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Introducing the DNP Kyoto Uzumasa Cultural Heritage Gallery

The DNP Kyoto Uzumasa Cultural Heritage Gallery, opened in 2014 within Dai Nippon Printing (DNP)'s Uzumasa production site in Kyoto as an art center showcasing DNP's digital archive solutions that encapsulate "Tomorrow's Basic" for preservation and transmission of cultural heritage, has relocated to COCON KARASUMA in 2022.
Cultural heritage is defined as tangible record of human activity at a given time and place. Exploring this repository of human wisdom and ingenuity can provide us with valuable clues for pioneering the world of the future. In order to pass this heritage to posterity, we believe it is essential to convert it into universally accessible data and to present it in a readily understandable form.
Since its founding, DNP has nurtured a wide range of information media technologies and solutions – from printing to digital and networked systems combining text and image. They have been applied to and developed in three projects launched by DNP for archiving cultural heritage: the Kyoto Cultural Heritage Archive, DNP Museum Lab, and the DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion Archive Project.
We are happy to present several elements of "Tomorrow's Basic" proposed by DNP in connection with cultural heritage, including Denshoubi high-definition videos and digital reproductions of some of Kyoto's most renowned cultural treasures, as well as interactive art-viewing systems developed as part of joint projects between DNP and various museums in Japan and around the world.

DNP Kyoto Uzumasa Cultural Heritage Gallery

Opened:October 9, 2014
Access:3F COCON KARASUMA
620 Suiginya-cho, Karasuma-dori Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
Phone:+81 (0)75-662-7090
Planning and management:Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Opening hours:11:00 -19:00 from Monday to Friday, 11:00 -18:00 on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays.
Closed on Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday), on days following a public holiday (except Saturdays and Sundays), and during display changes at Kyoto ddd Gallery.