The Bayeux Tapestry (Calvados) is an embroidery, 70 metres long, made in the 11th century. It is listed as a “Memory of the World” by UNESCO (http://www.unesco.org/new/fr/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/memory-of-the-world/homepage/)
Celebrating the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy, this linen canvas was embroidered after the Battle of Hastings on October 14th, 1066, probably in a monastery in the south of England.
Vikings ships, Norman and Saxon cavalries illustrate the exploits of William and his opponent Harold, another pretender to the throne of England.
For the first time in the West, a face-to-face between the Bayeux Tapestry (11th century), listed in the UNESCO “Memory of the World” register, and the Scroll of the Great Minister Ban (Ban Dainagon emaki) (12th century), National Treasure in Japan.
Based on an original idea by Mr. Takahata, film-maker and joint founder of the Ghibli Studio, the public is taken to the heart of these fabulous medieval intrigues and discovers the origins of contemporary cartoon films through the artistic processes used at the time.