Kyoto University of Arts Special Research and Production Grant 2022 – the Result Presentation Project

“Hiroshima International Animation Festival VR Photo Exhibition”


October 2022

In celebrating the International Animation Day 2022, I am very pleased to present the "Hiroshima International Animation Festival VR Photo Exhibition".
This VR Photo Exhibition, based on the photo exhibition held at Kyoto University of the Arts' Galerie Aube in November 2021, will be held at “FuuRyuu”, a virtual gallery run by the University's Department of Information Design.
The exhibition is part of a project to archive and pass on to future generations the valuable materials left behind by the Hiroshima International Animation Festival (Hiroshima Festival, 1984 - 2020) and to examine its impact on animation culture in Japan and around the world, and will present the results of a project to digitize the photographs documenting the Hiroshima Festival.
The holding of this exhibition was supported by the Kyoto University of the Arts Special Research and Production Grant Program.
In addition, I would like to thank SUS Co., Ltd., and Cross Reality Co., Ltd., for their cooperation in the development and content implementation of “FuuRyuu”.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved.

It is my sincere hope that the spirit of LOVE & PEACE fostered by the Hiroshima International Animation Festival as well as our friendship with people around the world will continue forever.

Hiroshi ONISHI
Professor at Kyoto University of the Arts
Acting President of ASIFA-JAPAN

Exhibition Period

October 28th (Fri.) 2022, at 9:00 am (JST) -- November 30th (Wed.) 2022, at 18:00 pm (JST)

(The exhibition period is subject to change.)

Suspension Date and Time

October 31st (Mon.) 2022, at 10:00 - 12:00 am (JST), the VR Photo Exhibition will be suspended for server maintenance.

How to Enjoy Viewing?

Please access the following address and register your e-mail address to enter the VR Photo Exhibition.
You can access the address below after 9:00 am (JST) on Friday, October 28th, 2022.
Please note that the access will not be available until then.

Viewing Manual & Exhibition Map

We have prepared a manual that describes the PC environment necessary for viewing the VR Photo Exhibition and how to move around the exhibition, etc., as well as a map of the venue. Please click the items below to download them freely.

VR Photo Exhibition Viewing Manual (English)

VR Photo Exhibition Map (English)

Planning/Composition/Design: Hiroshi Onishi
Supported by: Kyoto University of the Arts
Cooperation: Department of Information Design, Kyoto University of the Arts,
       SUS Co., Ltd., Cross Reality Co., Ltd.
Avatar and Lappy creation: Dino Sato
Lappy Song:  Masanori Mimasu
Supervision: ASIFA-JAPAN