Special Episode: The Last Judgement Wakes Up from Sleep - The Full Restoration -
While numerous museums in Nagasaki Prefecture house cultural assets of Christian missionaries, many of the works have lost their color or suffered damage over the years. In the late 19th century, Father de Rotz, a French priest, created a woodblock print "The Last Judgement" for his missionary work. Recently, the Oura Church Christian Museum completed a full restoration of this artwork. What is the current condition of cultural assets related to Christianity? Discover the full story of how the restoration was carried out with the help of Tohoku University of Art and Design. This is a unique opportunity to see the complete restoration process captured on video.
The restored print of the Last Judgment
Before (left), After (right)
Restoration work at Tohoku University of Art and Design
Michelle YAMAMOTO and Eiji MIZUSHIMA (Director General, Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture)