Ashibi Company Co., Ltd.
Enjoy Okinawa in the Metaverse. Okinawa’s first virtual festival “OKINAWA JAPAN VIRTUAL FES” will be held!
From Okinawa to the world! October 28, 2022 at the metaverse “Virtual Okinawa” operated by Ashibi Company Co., Ltd. (Representative Director: Yoshihiko Katagiri Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Ashibi Company), which plans and develops attractive entertainment content. It has been decided that the first festival event will be held from (Friday) to November 7, 2022 (Monday).
About OKINAWA JAPAN VIRTUAL FES
Commonly known as OKIVFES, it is a virtual event where you can experience all kinds of Okinawa on the Metaverse “Virtual Okinawa”. Ashibi Company, which is trying to revitalize the region using the Metaverse, will contribute to the continuous development of the tourism industry by growing OKIVFES into a new traditional event in Okinawa as a new initiative for tourism DX in the post-corona era. I want to
With a view to continuing to hold events from next year onwards, we will provide opportunities for people from all over the world to experience and experience Okinawa.
Overview of “OKINAWA JAPAN VERTUAL FES 2022”
Period: October 28, 2022 (Friday) to November 7, 2022 (Monday) Venue: Virtual Okinawa (VRChat, Vket Cloud)
Compatible devices: smartphones, PCs, VR devices
Participation fee: Free
Official website: https://virtualokinawa.jp/okivfes
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/okivfes
A sneak peek at the event content!
At OKIVFES, you can experience Okinawan traditional arts and crafts, sightseeing tours, shopping, sanshin live performances, and more. This time, we will introduce some of the event content currently under development.
[Plaster Shisa-lion making experience corner]
Simulated experience of Shisa-lion making, a traditional craft of Okinawa, in Metaverse! You can assemble the parts and make your own plaster shisa with a feeling like Fukuwarai.
[Virtual Okinawa Product Exhibition]
A stall where you can buy Okinawan products has appeared on Kokusai Street in Virtual Okinawa! In addition to shipping all over Japan, we are also working hard to prepare shops that support overseas shipping. [Image 4
[Okinawa traditional dance Eisa performance]
Eisa, a traditional performing art of Okinawa, is equivalent to the Bon Odori of Honshu. OKIVFES will hold a revival screening of Eisa, which was held in the past, in front of Shurijo Castle Seiden, a popular virtual Okinawa spot.
In addition, details of event-limited content will be released from time to time. Stay tuned for more news!
What is Virtual Okinawa?
In 2020, due to the impact of the new coronavirus, the number of tourists from inside and outside Japan has decreased dramatically, and Okinawa is in crisis. The Kokusai-dori Shopping Street, which is famous as a tourist spot, became sparsely populated, and many shops were seen closing their shutters.
In order to overcome this difficulty, Ashibi Company has started to create a virtual space called “Virtual Okinawa” where you can enjoy sightseeing in Okinawa and entertainment unique to Okinawa even if you are far away. We implemented crowdfunding and achieved 6,112,887 yen, 122% of the target amount of 5,000,000 yen.
Since the beta version opened in April 2021, we have held traditional Okinawan events such as Eisa, which have been canceled due to the corona disaster, on the Metaverse, and restored Shuri Castle on the Metaverse. Expand your content. Various people from all over the world are visiting “Virtual Okinawa” to experience Okinawa.
Official website: https://virtualokinawa.jp/
List of OKIVFES sponsoring companies (titles omitted)
Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company
Okinawa Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
Okinawa Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
Okinawa Tourist Co., Ltd.
Fun Japan Communications Inc.
A&W Okinawa Co., Ltd. (A&W)
Okashi Goten Co., Ltd.
Okinawa Family Mart Co., Ltd.
Okinawaya Co., Ltd.
Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
Kariyushi Co., Ltd.
Kumesen Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
SuiSavon Shuri Soap
Kora Record Store
DoubleTree by Hilton Naha Shuri Castle
Chuko Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Chinhindo Co., Ltd.
Toyota Rental & Lease Okinawa Co., Ltd.
Blue Seal Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Pencil Okinawa Sales Co., Ltd.
Yonaha Foods Co., Ltd.
Ryukyu Kokuto Co., Ltd.
Ryukyu Football Club Co., Ltd.
General Incorporated Foundation Okinawa Churashima Foundation (tentative) -Sponsor-
Okinawa IT Innovation Strategy Center
Ashibi Company Co., Ltd.
Established: July 2014
Representative: Yoshihiko Katagiri
Location: 1-19-1 Matsuo, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture Gojinsha Okinawa Prefectural Office Front Annex 2F
Business description: Game content business / entertainment DX business / Okinawa EX business
Official website: https://ashibi.jp/
Ashibi Company is an entertainment content planning and development company born in Okinawa. We are taking on the challenge of new tourism DX initiatives with “Okinawa x IT technology x entertainment” such as the operation of Metaverse and virtual talent.
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