Uwajima Castle Reborn is a VR/AR app which allows you to experience the Uwajima Castle not only as it is now, but also as it had looked centuries ago. Uwajima Castle is one of the 12 remaining Japanese castles with a keep, and is counted among the 100 most famous castles of Japan. Besides the castle walls, only the stunning castle keep and the Noboritachimon Gate presently remain of the once grand complex. But now you can see all that had been lost and witness the castle in its former glory, thanks to our app!
(Languages supported: Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Korean)
■ VR/AR restoration of Uwajima Castle
Marvel at the highly detailed CG 360° panorama of the castle as it was in the Edo period, available in four locations within Uwajima Castle grounds. See where the San’nomaru enclosure, now swallowed by the city, had once been, and how the castle hill looked when it was still encircled by the sea.
■ Keichō-era castle AR
The augmented reality feature of the app allows you to see the Keichō-era castle tower designed by Tōdō Takatora where the present-day tower stands. See a full-size reconstruction of the complex historical architecture.
■ Take photos with the Date lords
The AR feature allows you to take pictures with the first head of Uwajima Domain, Date Hidemune, his father “One-Eyed Dragon” Date Masamune and one of the “Four Wise Lords of Bakumatsu” and the 8th head of the Uwajima Domain, Date Munenari. It’s a fun way to commemorate your trip to Uwajima Castle!
■ Outside the castle walls
You can also learn about 11 locations outside the castle walls, such as Noboritachimon Gate and the Idomaru enclosure.
■ With AR cards you can hold Uwajima Castle in the palm of your hand!
Point your device at the AR cards to view a reconstruction of Uwajima Castle right in the palm of your hand. Easily compare the present-day and Keichō-era versions of the castle.
Additionally, a head-mounted VR display can be used within the castle keep, offering an immersive VR experience of the castle as it had been in the past.
Download our app and enjoy your trip to Uwajima Castle!
Production: Uwajima City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
App development: xeen Inc.
The app makes use of RTC Inc. AR library Vuforia. Vuforia shares information such as the OS version with RTC Inc. This information is used to help improve the products, services and technological solutions offered by RTC Inc.
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