Kanagawa University held "Kamakura's daily life revived with FAB" at FabLab MinatoMirai with 3D Scanner Einstar (Part 2)
Kanagawa University held "Kamakura's daily life revived with FAB" at FabLab MinatoMirai with 3D Scanner Einstar (Part 2)

Kanagawa University held "Kamakura's daily life revived with FAB" at FabLab MinatoMirai with 3D Scanner Einstar (Part 2)

On Saturday, July 8th, Kanagawa university held an event called "Reviving Kamakura's Everyday Life with FAB" at "Fab Lab FabLab MinatoMirai ", which is operated on the 1st floor of the Minato Mirai Campus of our university. This event, which was held with the cooperation of Kamakura City, aims to allow participants to experience historical and folklore materials using the cultural properties of Kamakura City, such as the “Wooden Twelve Divine Generals Standing Statues” and “Itajime Stencils”. It's a workshop. 

In the first half of the event, people from the Kamakura Museum of National Treasures and the Kamakura Museum of History and Culture explained the materials and the cultural background related to them. We held a workshop to design a bag.

In the second part, I will report on the situation on the day of the event.
*This event was held based on the comprehensive partnership agreement with Kamakura City concluded in September 2021.

In the first half of the event, people from the Kamakura Museum of National Treasures and the Kamakura Museum of History and Culture explained the “Wooden Twelve Divine Generals Standing Inugami” and “Itajime Dyeing Kataita” and their cultural backgrounds.

After the explanation, a question corner was also set up, asking questions such as, "How did you actually apply pressure during the Kamakura period?", "Why is the template made of wood in the first place?" Questions such as "How many historical and folklore materials are excavated in Kamakura City each year?" were raised.

3D scanning was also explained by the staff of FabLab MinatoMirai.
In particular, in the scene where the 3D data of the “Wooden Twelve Divine Generals Standing Dog God” was projected in the AR space, it was possible to see the Buddha statue from a 360-degree perspective, which caused a great deal of excitement.

 

Explanation about “Itajime dyeing stencil”

Explanation about “Itajime dyeing stencil”

 

3D scanning in action

3D scanning in action

 

"Wooden statue of the Twelve Divine Generals" projected in AR space

"Wooden statue of the Twelve Divine Generals" projected in AR space

 

In the second half of the event, we used the “Itajime dyeing stencil” restored by digital data to stamp the pattern and design a tote bag.
Participants created original bags with free ideas, such as stamping diagonally and using marbled colors.

Dyeing experience in the second half!

Dyeing experience in the second half!

 

Create your own tote bag

Create your own tote bag

 

finished tote bag

Finished tote bag

 

In a questionnaire after the event, one commented, "By looking at the Buddha statue from 360 degrees in an AR space and by holding and touching a 3D-printed miniature Buddha statue, you can feel the details of the Buddha statue. I wanted to go to the museum and see the real thing.", "Even if you can't get the real thing, I thought it was important to create opportunities for many people to feel familiar with the materials through digital technology." And so on.

It was a great workshop where you could learn about digital fabrication and experience historical and folklore materials that you don't usually get to touch.

Commemorative photo with "Wooden Twelve Divine Generals Standing Inugami" (in AR space)

Commemorative photo with "Wooden Twelve Divine Generals Standing Inugami" (in AR space)

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