“Matsumoto -jo: A Virtual 16th Century Japanese Castle” by Amakawa

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Entry Number: 24


    Matsumoto -jo: A Virtual 16th Century Japanese Castle



    Matsumoto-jo is an interactive virtual exploration of feudal Japan via a reconstruction of a 16th Century Japanese Castle. The interactive exhibit is viewable online (www.ajapanesecastle.com). Viewers can navigate through the castle complex and castle keep to explore the exterior architecture, roll-over walls to peer inside, and fly into rooms inhabited by animated interactive historical figures. At its essence Matsumoto-jo is a new media work of art that utilizes interactive 3D and video game media to present a convergence of art, architecture, artifacts, history and culture. This medium represents an important development for museums and cultural institutions in presenting complex and multidisciplinary content.

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