To restore Shuri Castle digitally "I want you to provide photos" November 7, 18:08
Researchers from the University of Tokyo launched a project to restore the Shuri Castle, which was burned down by fire, in digital 3D using pictures of memories received from ordinary people. I am calling on many people to provide photos.
This initiative, named the “Minna no Shurijo Digital Restoration Project”, was established by a group of volunteers such as Satoshi Kawakami, a specially appointed lecturer at the University of Tokyo, who is studying image processing technology.
The project will recreate Shurijo Castle, which has been burnt down in 3D, using a technology to create a three-dimensional digital image by processing photos and videos.
The more photos taken from various angles, the more accurately it can be restored, so the group is aiming for 1 million copies, calling for provision of photos of memories when visiting Shuri Castle in the past through the website The
The restored 3D Shuri Castle displays memories and messages attached to the photos, and enables the virtual experience of visiting the former Shuri Castle using VR = virtual reality technology.
Mr. Kawakami, a specially-appointed lecturer, said, “I was very sad to see the news that was burnt down and thought that I could do something with my technology. .
Address of everyone's Shurijo Digital Restoration Project