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Superhuman “This is My Body”
Jul 17 at 10:00 am - Sep 5 at 7:00 pmFree
This exhibition provides a palpable sense of the amazing mechanisms and beauty of the bodies of athletes who have reached the top of their fields worldwide, and the greater possibilities of our own bodies.
Athletes at the top of their fields have used their miraculous physical abilities to set various sports records that were once thought unbreakable. In this exhibition, the inner-workings of the bodies of top athletes Usain Bolt (Jamaica; track and field), Tatyana McFadden (America; Paralympic track and field) and Caeleb Dressel (America; swimming) have been captured using a magnetic resonance imaging scanner (MRI), to offer views of their muscles and brains with unprecedented high-resolution images. Visitors to the exhibition will get to see and experience these superhuman individuals’ performances and physical beauty, and the astonishing physical features that lie behind them. Through interactive activities that actually move the body, visitors will also get a glimpse of the hidden potential of one’s own body and those of superhuman individuals.
You, too, may be superhuman… Unlock the miraculous abilities that lie within your body, at Miraikan.
Incidentally, in collaboration with this exhibition, an upcoming NHK Special that explores the superhuman abilities of world-class athletes, that also pursues the mysteries of the human body that produce those abilities, is scheduled to be broadcast.