hakuhodo-VR AR

A Totally New Way of Experiencing the Cultural Properties Launching in Kyoto

Opening to the public on February 22nd, 2018



National Treasure Meets Mixed Reality

This project takes advantage of Mixed Reality (MR) technology applying to Japanese national treasure
“Wind God and Thunder God,” painted by Tawaraya Sotatsu. Using modern 3D graphics,
MR lively illustrates and tells the stories that lie hidden beneath the masterpiece, including Sotatsu’s
intentions and wishes, the origin of the subject, and the impact on later cultural scene, etc.

July 4th, 2017 Press Conference
HoloLens experience demo
Behind the scene movie

About the Event

Advanced bookings are not available.
Persons who wish to participate
should register at the event.

  • * For each one-hour session, four couples will be accepted in first-come-first-served basis.
  • * Registration closes once the required number of participants has been reached.

Time Schedule

Kennin-ji Temple
  • 22th Feb, 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • 23th Feb, 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • 24th Feb, 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm
Kyoto National Museum
  • 28th Feb, 2018 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • 1st Mar, 2018 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • 2nd Mar, 2018 11:00am – 1:00pm


Kennin-ji Temple


Komatsu-cho, Yamato Oji-dori Shijo
sagaru, Higashiyama-ku,
Kyoto,Japan 605-0811


Kyoto National Museum

Heisei Chishinkan Wing
2F Museum Laboratory

527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku,
Kyoto, Japan 605-0931




  • ※Admission fee is needed for
    the zen temple Kennin-ji.
  • ※Admission fee is needed for
    Kyoto National Museum.
  • * Admissions for children under the age of 13 are not permitted.
  • * Admission may be restricted due to limited capacity.
  • * Smoking is prohibited in all areas.
  • * Please refrain from driving to the venue.
  • * Please make use of public transportation to the event.
  • * Please note that events are subject to change without notice due to any circumstances.
  • * Depending on the number of visitors, admission may close early irrespective of the scheduled times of the event.

What is Mixed Reality?

Mixed Reality (MR) is a technology that offers the mixed experience of physical and virtual worlds.
Microsoft HoloLens, with Windows 10, can project holographic images onto the physical space around you. It brings the physical and the digital experiences together to see objects from various aspects, and enables you to manipulate digital contents.

This is the first Japanese project to involve Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios, a Microsoft studio dedicated to 3D filming for MR. For further details on Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios,
see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mixed-reality/capture-studios

Microsoft HoloLens

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