©YASUTAKA FUKUDA & Shiseido / Dogo Onsenart 2014

Hundred Camellias digital film

Location:Inside Dōgo Onsen Honkan Tama-no Yu 2F Open for:Apr 10 to Dec 31, 2014 Time:6:00-22:00(Dōgo Onsen Honkan opening hours) fee:Tama no Yu 2F lounge usage fee 2014

This 3D computer graphic film presented the historic “Hundred Camellias” scroll from the Shiseido Corporate Museum. The work was a contemporary reinterpretation of the camellia in a way that symbolizes reincarnation, metamorphosis, and spirit, evolving from a single drop of blood (or single cell) into a complex multicellular organism. The butterfly fluttering through the camellias that multiply like the organs of a body evoked the Chinese Tao philosopher Chuang Tzu’s “Dream of a Butterfly,” inviting us on a journey transcending time and space.

Production artists

Yasutaka Fukuda

Born in Gunma Prefecture in 1977. A keen sportsman and speed skater, he studied architecture at Musashino Art University, graduating in 2000. He taught himself 3D computer graphics and visual effects, and studied under Noboru Tsubaki. He turned independent in 2010 after some time at a design studio. He currently works under the name FUKUPOLY.

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