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March 12, 2024

Artwork Exhibition at CiRA

A new artwork exhibition has been unveiled at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University, offering the general public an opportunity to engage with life science. The artwork was planned by Assistant Research Staff Kinuko Kasama and Program-Specific Associate Professor Jusaku Minari of the Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics and created by Tatsuya Kameyama and Atsuko Nakagawa of the creative unit tupera tupera.

Please note that the artwork in the exhibition was completed using a special printing technique based on the original artwork.

There is no right or wrong
way to look at this work.
People familiar with science may see one thing,
while those who are into art may see something else.
Moreover, by seeing others' opinions,
you may discover something new.

What do you think is the meaning that
underpins the objects depicted?
Focusing on the facial expressions and colors used,
what do you notice?

Plan your visit.
Title Ambiguously Certain
2023, KASANE GRAFICA print,
78.9 × 59.2 cm
Creator tupera tupera
Opening times

Weekdays 08:30-17:15
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Venue CiRA Gallery, 1st floor, CiRA, Kyoto University
Admission is free, and registration is not required.
Creators and Creative Members

Photo by Ryumon Kagioka

  • Creators

Creative Unit by Tatsuya Kameyama and
Atsuko Nakagawa

Creative Unit by Tatsuya Kameyama and Atsuko Nakagawa

Photo by Ryumon Kagioka

  • Creative Team

Kinuko Kasama and Dr. Jusaku Minari (Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, CiRA, Kyoto University), with the support of Maki Takahashi, Shogo Tone, and Hitomi Anma (mondo), as well as SunM Color Co. Ltd.

Technical Highlights of the Artwork

To create the final artwork, the original drawing was made as a paper cut-out. After a scanning and refinement process, the piece was perfected using the ultraviolet (UV) printing technique, KASANE GRAPHICA, which accentuates the depth and texture of the original work by stacking layers of ink.

Below you will find details regarding this work. We invite you to come to CiRA and feel the work first, but please view it according to your interest.

Creator's Message
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Creator's Message
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CiRA Uehiro Research Division
E-mail: uehiro-contact*
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