Ichiro Tsuruta VR Museum

The Unique Trajectory of Ichiro Tsuruta

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鶴田一郎 唯一無二の軌跡をVRの世界で

現代美人画の第一人者として女性の美を描き続け、国内外で活躍する画家の鶴田一郎氏。
彼の描き出す美人画は、まさにアールデコのヨーロッパ的要素と自分の中の日本的なものが見事に融合し、たおやかで華やかな世界を創りあげている。

今なお唯一無二の線を探し求めている彼はどのような軌跡を辿ってきたのか?
画業も半世紀近くとなり、作品とともに歴史を振り返るVR展示会を公開します。
学生時代の作品をはじめ、SF、琳派、仏画、美人画など数多くの作品を、VRならではの空間に展示いたします。
鶴田一郎が描いてきた唯一無二の軌跡を、ぜひご覧ください。

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MOVIE

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Trace the history of Ichiro Tsuruta, 
the leading contemporary bijin-ga artist.

Ichiro Tsuruta, a popular trailblazer of commercial art whose work was once used in advertisements for Noevir cosmetics, sent his own muse on a trip around the world starting with a personal exhibition in 2019. Why do the women in his paintings continue to captivate so many people? This exhibition looks back at the history of Tsuruta’s work, tracing a history that spans nearly half a century through 57 rare pieces, including his student period work as well as his sci-fi, Rinpa, Buddhist, and bijin-ga paintings.

An Extraordinary Viewing Experience That Recreates the Worldview and Motifs of Tsuruta’s Art

Moonlight is a Rinpa piece by Ichiro Tsuruta that depicts mountain scenery. In the area that recreates that piece’s view of the world, you can have an unusual viewing experience made possible only with VR, seeing Moonlight in the Moonlight-recreated area surrounded by mountains and trees. Furthermore, there are a total of nine spaces reminiscent of the motifs and places associated with Tsuruta’s paintings that together create a vast world. Each of them was created on the basis of each painting’s concept. One of these is a painting called Amakusa Shiro: Prayer, which depicts prayer inside a church. Viewers can appreciate Tsuruta’s art in a virtual space that provides a better sense of atmosphere, such as the Dancer Series, which can be viewed in an elegant Japanese restaurant decorated with the wa aesthetic.

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WORLD MAP

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Overview

Opening day

Monday, July 4, 2022

Event platform

VRChat

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

PC users

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Note: Steam and VRChat need to be installed.

OS

Windows10 or higher

CPU (if using an Intel CPU)

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors

CPU (if using an AMD CPU)

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or better

Memory

16MB or more (32MB or more recommended)

Graphics card

NVIDIA GTX 1660 or better

VR users

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Recommended VR systems

Meta Quest 2

If you use the Meta Quest 2, you just need that system to view the Museum. Using Oculus Link to connect the Meta Quest 2 to a high-performance PC can provide a more comfortable viewing experience. See the manufacturer’s official website for more information.

Notes:
• Go here to see other supported VR headsets.

• Some headsets might need to be connected to a PC.

HOW IT WORKS

01

Create an account

If you do not have a VRChat account, you will have to download and install the software.

Note: You must download                    and create a Steam account in advance.

You can download VRChat here.

For more detailed information on how to connect, please see this PDF.

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Enter the Ichiro Tsuruta VR Museum

You can enter the museum here.

If you are using VR hardware, install and then launch VRChat. Use the world search function to search for “ICHIRO TSURUTA VR MUSEUM” to enter the museum.

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Viewing

The controls for navigating a VR world vary according to the viewing method. Check the viewing method that applies to you.

PC controls

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VR controls

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Important Notes

・VR can cause anomalies in the vision of children under the age of 13, so they should not use it.

Note: If the recommended age for your device is higher than 18, please abide by those instructions.
・Avoid locations where tremors may occur, and ensure that your surroundings are safe before use.
・Refrain from using VR if you are not feeling well, if you are not getting enough sleep, or if you are prone to motion sickness.
・Refrain from using VR while you are under the influence of alcohol.
・People who experience physical discomfort and other symptoms due to flickering light and other light stimulation should be sure to consult a physician beforehand.
・If you use VR for an extended period of time, take an adequate break after use.
・If you feel tipsy or experience similar symptoms during VR use, immediately stop using it.
・If you experience any discomfort or similar symptoms after use, take an adequate rest. If symptoms do not improve, consult a physician.
・The user is responsible for data fees required to download the app and use this service.
・Because this is an Internet-based service, viewing quality may be affected by the visitor’s usage conditions or network congestion.

FAQ

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Is there a fee for viewing the event?

There is no fee. You may view it for free.

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Where is this event taking place?

It is taking place within an application called VRChat.

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What is VRChat?

VRChat is an app in the “social VR” genre that lets you enter a VR space as an avatar and communicate with numerous people. VRChat official website

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How do I access the event?

You can access the event through the VRChat app after you have downloaded VRChat and created an account. For more information, follow the instructions on this website’s How It Works page to access the event. 

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What do I need in order to participate?

You need to use a PC (Windows) or a supported VR headset. For more information, see this website’s System Requirements page.

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Can I view it using a VR headset other than the Meta Quest 2?

There are other VR headsets you can use to view it. Go here to see a list of supported VR headsets.

Note: Whether or not you can view the event might depend on the specs of your VR headset and the PC connected to your VR headset.

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Can I participate using a smartphone?

No, you cannot participate using a smartphone.

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I am unable to find the museum world in VRChat.

Please search for “VRChat world search,” and after you have checked how to use the world search, search for “ICHIRO TSURUTA VR MUSEUM.”

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I don't understand the VRChat menu because it is in English. Can I switch it to Japanese?

VRChat does not support Japanese. For help, please search for “VRChat メニュー 日本語.”

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Does the event venue have a visitor limit?

Up to eight people can visit the space at the same time. The exact same event space can be created any number of times, so there are no limits on your ability to access it.

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Is it possible to take photos, record audio, or otherwise document my experience inside the event venue?

Yes. We encourage you to share it on social media.

 
 
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ORGANIZERS

Ichiro Tsuruta Office Inc.

KAGOYA Holdings inc.

DEVELOPER

SKword Co., Ltd.