Shibuya Arrow Project

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About this app

Shibuya Arrow Project is the official application of the Shibuya Ward Disaster Countermeasure Project "Arrow Project". At the time of the disaster, this app allows you to find "temporary evacuation site" * 1 in Shibuya Ward by AR direction guidance using arrow of art.
In Shibuya Ward, temporary evacuation sites are Yoyogi Park, Yoyogi Stadium outdoor site, Meiji Shrine and Aoyama Gakuin University.
Another purpose is to make people aware of the existence and location of temporary evacuation site in Shibuya Ward to prepare for disaster.
Once installed on your smartphone, it can be used offline at the time of disaster.

It also allows you to find a destination to the Shibuya ward office and recommended spots in Shibuya ward, etc.

◆How to use
After launching the app, you can see the camera screen and the arrow of art.
The arrow automatically points in the direction of temporary evacuation site closer to your current location.

◆About the Shibuya Arrow Project
Towards the Tokyo 2020, more and more visitors (foreigners, workers and students) will increase in Shibuya Ward. Threfore, an serious issue is expected to occur : a large number of people become difficult to come back home at the time of disaster.

Elementary schools or parks in ward is "temporary meeting site", but it is not enough space for inhabitant of a ward and visitor of Shibuya to evacuate. Therefore, we decided to set up evacuation sites as "temporary evacuation site" as a safe place where visitors are temporarily evacuated at the time of disaster, especially around Shibuya Station.

This is a new concept of temporary evacuation, and for those who are coming to Shibuya, knowing this temporary evacuation site can be kept safe until the facility for supporting people who can not go back home (acceptance) is established. Therefore, We thought to need "arrows and signs" pointing to temporary evacuation site. However, in the case of Shibuya Ward, even if you set up a uniform sign, it will be buried in the city.

How to solve those problems at once? How to solve more creative ways that is more like Shibuya? The answer we came up with to artify the arrows and signs so that they remain in the minds of the people in Shibuya.
(Quote from the Shibuya Arrow Project website [])

* 1 About temporary evacuation site
Shibuya Ward Administration has formulated temporary evacuation site around Shibuya station
: Yoyogi Park, Yoyogi Stadium outdoor site, Meiji Shrine / Aoyama Gakuin University.
In "Ensuireing safety plan for local sity reproduction around Shibuya Station", we fotulated Evacuate guidance plan to guide the person who can not go back home mainly to the next town to temporary evacuation site in order to prevent confusion around Shibuya Station at the time of disaster occurrence.
Updated on
Jul 5, 2023

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