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CG Restoration of a Historical Noh Stage and Its Use for Edutainment

  • Kohei Furukawa
  • Choi Woong
  • Kozaburo Hachimura
  • Kaori Araki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4270)

Abstract

Japan’s oldest Noh stage has been restored using CG. The painting of pine trees on a wall, which is severely damaged by the weather, has been restored and painted based on several historical and aesthetical investigations. The painting was texture-mapped onto the CG model giving the atmosphere of the stage when it was originally built. By using the CG Noh stage and motion capture data of a Noh play performed by a professional player, several kinds of edutaiment contents have been produced. Not only an ordinary character animation of a Noh play on the restored stage, but also walk-through animation of a scene which might be observed by the player during a play was created, which might be useful for introductory enlightenment.

Keywords

Cultural heritage Motion capture Character animation Intangible cultural properties 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kohei Furukawa
    • 1
  • Choi Woong
    • 1
  • Kozaburo Hachimura
    • 2
  • Kaori Araki
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Promotion of the COERitsumeikan UniversityJapan
  2. 2.College of Information Science and EngineeringRitsumeikan UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Kawamo Art Research InstituteJapan

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