AR Karako-Kagi ""A Yayoi Village Reborn"" uses AR to recreate a Yayoi Period village at Karako-Kagi Historic Park & Archaeological Site in Tawaramoto, Nara Prefecture. Cross the multi-layered moat and enter a Yayoi era settlement that thrived for 700 years from as early as the the third century BCE. The site's distinctive large-scale buildings and stone vessels imported from throughout ancient Japan attest to the high level of technology and political authority enjoyed by its inhabitants. It is theorized that this village may even have been the main seat of power in the Kinki region during this era.
(Available in Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean)
■Tower AR Recreation
― The large tower building was one of the most prominent features of the Karako-Kagi site. Using the AR function, you can view the tower from any angle in high-resolution CG, and go on a virtual tour both inside and out. Also, a restored Yayoi era tower looms large over the historic park and makes an ideal backdrop for taking souvenir photos!
■A Yayoi Festival in AR
― Step into the past and experience a Yayoi Period festival first hand using AR. Mock battles are shown from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and shamans performing prayer rituals from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. You can even take photos of your augmented experience, as if you were really there!
■Discover Yayoi Treasures
― A great many Yayoi era relics have been unearthed here at the historical park, which encompasses a large proportion of the wider Karako Kagi archaeological site. Don your archaelogist’s hat as you set off on your very own treasure hunt, seeking ""?""s on your map to witness the excavations as they happened.
■Give Yourself A Yayoi-Period Makeover!
― Transform yourself into a Yayoi shaman, warrior, or the site's mascot, Rokaku-kun using the facial recognition feature.
We also offer rental devices, complete with cases themed after ancient mirrors! Truly unmissable!
Download today and enjoy an immersive tour of this fascinating historical site.
Production : Tawaramoto-chō Board of Education, Nara Prefecture
Application development : xeen Inc.