Cultural property cloning

WHS (or parts thereof) that have been the subject of “cultural property cloning”, a proprietary technology of the Tokyo University of the Arts. "the cloning process is entirely unlike any previous conventional copying procedures, because it involves extensive analysis and research of the materials, shapes, and techniques that had been used in making the original work, 3D-printing where applicable, reproduction work for fine details by art students, and further collaboration between digital and analog techniques to fully capture the DNA of the artwork, which also involves its cultural background."

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Bamiyan Valley "the painting of the “Soaring god of the sun” that was present on the ceiling of the Buddhas in Bamiyan in Afghanistan, which was destroyed in 2001"
Horyu-ji Area "a copy of Horyuji Temple’s Shakasanzon Statue, also known as the symbol of Japonism, whose original is prohibited to be taken out of the premises and is no longer available to the public"
Mogao Caves "helping to reproduce many of the grottoes in the site"
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor Kizil Cave Temple "Kizil wall paintings in the Sailor’s cavern in Xinjiang Uyghur territory, which are considered to be the most beautiful among all Kizil paintings."


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