Interactive Systems of Sliding-door Arrangements for Museum Exhibition of a Temple – Booth 30

Asako Soga, Ryukoku University, Japan

Although a Buddhist temple has many traditional sliding doors used for partitioning rooms, it is difficult to bring all of the sliding doors from a temple to a museum exhibition. We have reproduced the arrangement of a temple’s sliding doors in 3D space and developed two systems to support exhibitions at a museum. One system uses goggles to show a stereoscopic 3D image, which helps visitors to understand the actual arrangement of sliding doors as well as the ambience of the room. The other system can simulate various arrangements of sliding doors by moving the doors using touch input on a tablet’s screen. The proposed systems were demonstrated for three days as one of the events related to a special exhibition of the Ryukoku Museum, “Treasures of Shogo-in Monzeki Temple.” In the demonstration of the systems, we asked the 152 visitors about the usefulness of the systems. Approximately 90% deeply understood the arrangement of the sliding doors and the state of the rooms, suggesting that our system provides simple operability and can be part of exhibition support systems in museums.

[1] Asako Soga, Masahito Shiba, Yusuke Niwa, Yoshihiro Okada, Archives and Exhibits of Buddhist Ceremonial Processions for Museum, Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, vol.19, no.3, pp.405-412, Sep. 2014.
[2] Asako Soga, Virtual Show, Go In!: Walk-through System and VR Goggles of a Temple for Museum Exhibits, Proc. of the International Conference on Culture and Computing 2015, pp.199-200, Oct. 2015.