Introducing the technology that supports the “Tsuzuri Project” approaching the back side of the high-definition reproduction production of the national treasure “Wind God Thunder God Map Folding Screen” in the video

Since 2007, Canon has been promoting the Tsuzuri Project, which produces and donates high-definition reproductions of valuable Cultural Properties in Japan, with the aim of preserving original cultural properties and utilizing high-definition reproductions. We have released a video that introduces Canon’s “technology” that has realized the production of high-definition reproductions that are as close as possible to the national treasure “Fushin Raijin-zu Folding Screen” owned by Kenninji Temple of the Rinzai sect in Kyoto Prefecture in an easy-to-understand manner using CG. Please take a look. (URL:


Tsuzuri Project Technology Introduction Video (3:38)Tsuzuri Project Technology Introduction Video (3:38)




High-definition reproduction of the national treasure High-definition reproduction of the national treasure “Wind God Thunder God Map Folding Screen”



  • Video Highlights

The Tsuzuri Project has always pursued both faithful reproduction of original cultural properties and reduced the burden on original cultural properties. This is achieved through canon’s unique systems built for the Tsuzuri Project and its technological capabilities such as color matching. This video focuses on camera and image processing technologies, which are the key to the production of high-definition reproductions.

Point 1: Camera technology
Canon’s EOS R5 mirrorless camera and the self-developed turn-turning table capture high-resolution data of 4.2 billion pixels for the Wind God Thunder God’s folding screen, faithfully photographing the subtle texture and texture of the original cultural property.

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Point 2: Image processing technology
Canon’s unique color matching system creates color profiles for each original work. Image processing is applied to the acquired image data instantly. In addition, a printer with excellent color reproducibility is brought to the shooting site and output on the spot. Since precise colors with original cultural properties can be performed at the shooting site, it contributes to reducing the burden on original cultural properties generated for color matching.

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Point 3: Printing technology
Due to the high color reproduction power of the large format inkjet printer “imagePROGRAF PRO-4000”, it reproduces subtle colors of cultural properties due to aging, three-dimensional feeling as seen with the eyes, and texture.

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If you want to know more, please take a look at the video! (URL:

【What is tsuzuri project】
The Tsuzuri Project (official name: The Future Succession of Cultural Properties Project) is a social contribution activity sponsored by the Kyoto Cultural Association and co-promoted by Canon with the aim of preserving original cultural properties and utilizing high-definition reproductions. By fusing Canon’s advanced digital technology from input, image processing, and output to the skills of traditional Craftsmen of Kyoto, we produce and donate high-definition reproductions of valuable cultural assets that have been passed down to Japan since ancient times, such as folding screens, fusuma paintings, and picture scrolls. (URL:

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