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"Seven Series Sunflowers" ceremony and unveiling ceremony

I reach the opening 20th anniversary on March 21, 2018, and the Otsuka Museum of Art (Director Ichiro Otsuka, Naruto-shi, Tokushima) reproduces all "Sunflower" of the vase which Gogh drew as the commemorative project seven points to actual size with Sue board and opens it to the public in the exhibition room which I established newly.
He/she attended at the domestic and foreign people concerned including the "Sunflower" which had you cooperate on Tuesday, March 20 of the public day before possession building and held ceremony and an unveiling ceremony.
■State (from the left) of the unveiling ceremony
Consider that is Fukushima; a state (acting Saneatsu Mushanokouji Memorial secretary general)
Ryuta Nakajima (Seiji Togou memory SOMPO JAPAN Japan national policy for the rise of Asia Museum director)  
Ferris Fischer (Philadelphia Museum of Art seat of honor curator [Orient art])
Christian gerutinga (representative from State of Federal Republic of Germany Bayern stationing in Japan representative district)
Julie Molloy (London National Gallery Company's president)
Ricardo station wagon dam (station wagon gohhomyujiamuentapuraizesu president)
Martin Bailey (Van Gogh specialist)
Hanako Yabuki (sanhonkaerimiyatashigohimago which purchased fantastic "Sunflower")
Nobuyuki Senzoku (Otsuka Museum of Art picture arts and sciences committee member [modern times], the display supervision of Seijo University's emeritus professor ※ this time)
Ichiro Otsuka (Otsuka Museum of Art director)
■Than Otsuka Museum of Art director Ichiro Otsuka
I reproduced all "Sunflower" of the vase which Gogh drew as business of the 20th anniversary of the Otsuka Museum of Art opening seven points to actual size with Sue board and progressed to display permanent construction in the exhibition room which I established newly.
In this museum, I displayed "Sunflower" of the Van Gogh Museum possession from the beginning of opening and, in October, 2014, reproduced the fantastic "Sunflower" which there was in Ashiya-shi, Hyogo destroyed by fire in the occasion of the Hanshin blitzkrieg and displayed it more. It was a new dream, aim of this museum, and, taking the opportunity of this additional display, it challenged five points of projects to display more toward business of the 20th anniversary of the opening more to display all "Sunflower" seven points at one sweep.
I think that the reproduction with the Sue board which does not fade contributes to the way of record preservation and the utilization of cultural assets in the future without this display being the epoch-making attempt that there is no such precedent in the world, and deteriorating for 2000 and a flow when it is eternal for 1,000 years.
■Supervision Nobuyuki Chiashi
(Otsuka Museum of Art picture arts and sciences committee [modern times], Seijo University's emeritus professor) ※This display supervision
A work called "Sunflower" is the work which is special for Gogh and, according to his letter, "wants to decorate the atelier of Arles with the Sunflower which oneself drew. And I had a dream saying I want to meet sworn friend Gauguin.
However, he has cut off a life without unfortunately being able to carry out a dream to make a room and an art museum of the Sunflower which collected "Sunflower" all together.
Then a dream of Gogh came true in this Japan which passed through first century or more. Because it was Gogh whom Japan loves, I think that I was pleased with today's day than anyone else if he lived.
The number of flowers described in seven pieces of "Sunflower" is different in the number of some by a work, but when the fantastic "Sunflower" which there was adds the work of the individual storehouse to Ashiya 75 Sunflower with five points when I do it with 15 1 work, the Sunflower more than 80 gathers in a hall and it is gorgeous and is to be in full glory and is happy at all as us.
■Station wagon gohhomyujiamuentapuraizesu president Ricardo station wagon dam
An unprecedented attempt to display "Sunflower" of Gogh in one room is experience of the highest peak for an aesthete. The work of the delicate, precious "Sunflower" lying scattered all over the world is going to loan no art museum daringly. Because nobody was able to realize that I display seven "Sunflower" in a large hall more than the first century, in such current situation, it may be said that the Otsuka Museum of Art which realized this unique display is special.
As you know, Gogh was interested in Japan and art of Japan and collected ukiyoe prints. He was attracted in particular by the composition of the ukiyoe print, the rich coloration, subject and a warm viewpoint to nature. And we Van Gogh Museum has been building Japan and the close relations in the same way as Gogh for many years, too.
In hope of all of you who came to Tokushima being able to enjoy this new display "Seven Series Sunflowers", I want to celebrate the 20th anniversary.
■Van Gogh specialist Martin Bailey
Because Arles displayed a room of Gauguin of "the yellow house", Gogh produced "Sunflower" series. He put three Sunflower in the vase, and he completed four pieces of "Sunflower" in 14 of them, 15 of them and a thing surprised at six of them more afterwards without hanging with one week.
When I wrote my book "The Sunflowers are Mine", I knew that there was "the Sunflower" in Japan before the first century. jitsugyokasanhonkaerimiyatashi of Ashiya purchased it, but was "Sunflower" destroyed by fire by the war damage of 1945. I was surprised at "the Sunflower" which I saw with a collection of pictures of the Saneatsu Mushanokouji Memorial having been surrounded in an orange frame and discovered that I intended to decorate the picture with the wooden frame of the orange on seeing a letter of Gogh immediately. This "Sunflower" is seen in here, Otsuka Museum of Art. As for Gogh, 3 products create "Sunflower", and there is one of those afterwards in Seiji Togou memory SOMPO JAPAN Japan national policy for the rise of Asia Museum.
Among seven "Sunflower," one piece is lost, and the others lie scattered in Europe, United States, Japan, and it is difficult to see it in a large hall. When these gallery receive it for one step, it is surrounded by "Sunflower". I am happy if you can imagine that there are totally people visiting here in "a yellow house".
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