Etsuko Ichihara “Digital Shamanism: Japanese Funeral and Festivity”
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“Digital Shamanism” presents projects in a series combining Japanese folk beliefs and technology. The Digital Shaman Project develops robots programmed with the expressions, mannerisms, and other physical traits of the deceased, offering a new way of mourning by sending the robots to stay with surviving family members for the ceremonial 49 days following the person’s passing. The “Namahage in Tokyo” project, a collaboration with ISID Innolab, takes an interest in celebrations and festivals as an expression of human vitality with a focus on the Namahage Festival from Oga, Akita Prefecture.
from 12月 20, 2016 to 3月 12, 2017
A short list of events and exhibitions happening in Tokyo and beyond in January