Canon R5 used to create 4.2 billion pixel photograph of 17th Century Japanese art

An image of a facsimile of cultural Japanese antiquity
(Image credit: Canon / Tsuzuri Project)

Canon have recently preserved another cultural asset as part of the "Tsuzuri Project" (official title: Cultural Heritage Inheritance Project) aimed at sharing the beauty of Japanese culture with current and future generations through processes of producing high resolution facsimiles that reflect every detail of the original artworks. 

“The Wind and Thunder Gods” is the latest famous Japanese cultural property to be preserved using Canon's state-of-the-art technologies, creating 4.2 billion pixel super high-resolution imaging through combinations of Japanese artisan skills paired with the company's image processing and printing technology. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.