Great numbers of people have already visited the exhibition of Vincent van Gogh pictures and documents at the National Art Museum in Tokyo and there are still queues of others lining up each day to purchase entry tickets.
ROLL 1 : General view of the National Art Museum in Geno Park, tokyo. Crowds queuing to buy entry tickets. Close-up of a man buying a ticket. High school girls waiting at the entrance gate. Crowd going up the steps into the museum. In the background an enlarged self-portrait of Van Gogh. 2 takes. Long shot showing the interior of the exhibition.
ROLL 2 : A Japanese couple, with the wife wearing a kimono, looking at a painting. A number of people looking at another painting (shot over the heads of the people, with another painting in the background). Another shot of people looking at a painting. Two American women looking at Van Gogh's "Madame Roulien". A counter selling postcards of the paintings, with many buyers standing waiting. The huge sign outside the museum.
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Background: Great numbers of people have already visited the exhibition of Vincent van Gogh pictures and documents at the National Art Museum in Tokyo and there are still queues of others lining up each day to purchase entry tickets.
The exhibition -- which includes some 60 oil painting and 70 water colours -- is accommodated in ten galleries, all of which were extensively refurnished for it. It opened on 15th October and will continue until 25th November, after which it will go to Osaka.
The exhibits were all flown from the Netherlands to Japan.