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Wartime Photos Mainichi Shimbun x University of Tokyo x Kyoto University event “Wartime photos read with the future generation – Weaving data to connect peace” Held on March 31st (Sunday) at Fukutake Hall, University of Toky o

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[Wartime Photos] Mainichi Shimbun x University of Tokyo x Kyoto University event “Wartime photos read with the future generation – Weaving data to connect peace” Held on March 31st (Sunday) at Fukutake Hall, University of Tokyo
Wartime photo archiving project event
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On the 31st, Mainichi Shimbun (President and CEO: Ken Matsuki) announced that University of Tokyo students will be using the latest technology to introduce photographs taken by Mainichi Shimbun photographers during the war, in order to encourage children to think about peace. Open the event you want to receive. The event “Reading wartime photographs with the future generation – Weaving data to connect peace” is co-sponsored by Hidenori Watanabe Laboratory, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, University of Tokyo, and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. The venue is Fukutake Hall (Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo) on the campus of the University of Tokyo, and admission is free. There are still some seats available. If you are interested, please apply in advance and come.
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-Wartime photo archiving project-
The Mainichi Shimbun Osaka headquarters has over 60,000 photographs and negatives taken by correspondents overseas during the
Sino-Japanese War and the Pacific War. Immediately after the end of the war, the military ordered all newspaper companies to burn down their newspapers, fearing that they would serve as “evidence” to hold them accountable for the war. However, the members of the photography club at the time struggled with this and hid it in an underground vault, protecting it to this day. This is “Mainichi Wartime Photographs.”
In 2022, Mainichi Shimbun established the Wartime Photo Archive Committee (chaired by Executive Officer Shozo Suetsugu) and started a joint research project with the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University to digitally archive wartime photos. The archive will be opened to the public in 2025, 80 years after the end of the war, with the aim of creating opportunities and tools for younger generations to think about peace.
This event was also held as an interim report on this project, and as the title suggests, we wanted to provide the children who will lead the future with an opportunity to think about peace through the fusion of wartime photography and technology. We are inviting you.
-Main contents of the day (planned)-
Progress report on Mainichi Shimbun x University of Tokyo x Kyoto University joint research
Presentation of digital works created by University of Tokyo students on the theme of “war and animals”
“War damage VR” experience where your own 3D avatar walks through wartime photos Workshop experience to draw a picture of peace using elements cut out from wartime photographs
Question-and-answer session
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-Main event overview-
[Date and time] March 31, 2024 (Sunday) 13:00-16:00
* Workshops and war damage VR experiences are held from 12:30 to 16:30. [Venue] Fukutake Hall, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
【Part One】
・Joint research progress report by the Mainichi Shimbun Wartime Photo Archive Committee
・Content presentation by members of the University of Tokyo Graduate School Hidenori Watanabe Laboratory
・“Wartime Photography and Digital Humanities” by Satoshi Nakamura, Assistant Professor, Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo [Part 2]
・Report on the characteristics of wartime photographs by the Mainichi Shimbun Wartime Photography Archive Committee
・”Advanced Technology x Wartime Photography x Generation Z” Hidenori Watanabe, Professor of Information Studies, University of Tokyo ・“Wartime photos tell us: Landscapes with soldiers and modern landscapes” Toshihiko Kishi, Professor, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
[Participation fee] Free
[Sponsor] Mainichi Shimbun Wartime Photo Archive Committee
Hidenori Watanabe Laboratory, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, University of Tokyo
   Kyoto University Center for Southeast Asian Studies
[Cooperation] PocketRD Co., Ltd.
■Click here to apply
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