Hidden Histories of San Jose

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Community Event

Jul 202119

San Jose Japantown
California
United States

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, stories, and community of the Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown. Encompassing the three main Asian communities (Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino) that established Japantown, you will explore the cultural treasures of this diverse neighborhood with your mobile device. The art is public in San Jose Japantown, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Here is a link to a YouTube video for an overview of the experience:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt-5nVX8ZDs  

Remember to practice safe viewing.

Download the free AR-vos to experience the art.
iOS https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ar-vos/id1483218444
Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arpoise.ARvos

For information and a map of the art locations: www.hiddenhistoriesjtown.org/

Premiering in 2021, Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown is an augmented reality art project of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose funded by the Immersive Technology in the Arts grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft with support from the California History Center Foundation, De Anza College, the Chinese Historical & Cultural Project, and the Filipino American National Historical Society - Santa Clara Valley. Project directors: Susan Hayase and Tom Izu. AR artistic advisor: Tamiko Thiel. Project manager: Sue Kanegawa Yuen. Supervising community artist: Corinne Takara Okada. Documentarian and video creator: Curt Fukuda.

 

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