"[We live in] a very special time where you can bring field trips to people."
"We were successful in creating a virtual cultural heritage site that can be used for in-person meetings without the need for physical proximity."
"First-time users are frequently surprised by the strong intimacy of in-person meetings, resulting in emotional and strongly positive reactions."
The metaverse Zen temple should be an authentic representation of Zen Buddhist practices and traditions. What steps do you take to accurately depict the architecture, art, and rituals of a traditional Zen temple?
The metaverse Zen temple should provide an educational experience for our visitors. This means that it should be informative and offer insights into the history, philosophy, and practices of Zen Buddhism. It should also be age-appropriate and accessible to a wide range of visitors. How will you provide this educational value?
"People can now, with a very modest investment in time and money, go to places and meet people they would never have encountered in the pre-metaverse world"
The metaverse Zen temple should be culturally sensitive and respectful of Zen Buddhist traditions and practices. This means that it should not appropriate or misrepresent the culture in any way.
The metaverse Zen temple should meet our museum's technical requirements, including compatibility with our existing digital platforms and accessibility for visitors with disabilities. How do you propose to do this?
"Gyokury-Ji was founded by the monk Gyoki during the Nara period, about 1,300 years ago. Gyoki, who was on a pilgrimage around the country, visited this area and enshrined the Yakushi Nyorai (Medicine Buddha) there, as he felt it was a sacred place. It has been worshipped as a sacred place with great spiritual significance. In the Kamakura period (1185–1333), among other works, a statue of the Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) by Jikaku Daishi was brought to the temple from Kamakura, and a statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha by Eshin Szu was brought from Mount Hiei in Kyoto. Both statues, created by famous Japanese high priests, are more than 1,000 years old."