Nijo-jo Castle, a World Heritage site in Kyoto, is holding a summer entertainment event that both ensures social distancing at the site and allows remote participation amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The “Nijo-jo Castle & NAKED, INC. Summer Illumination 2020” is sponsored by Kyoto City and the event’s executive committee members including Naked, Inc., a digital content production company based in Tokyo.
Projection mapping of kaleidoscope-themed fireworks at Nijo-jo Castle.
Various measures are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including limiting the number of visitors who can enter the site and checking their body temperatures at the entrance.
Visitors are provided with “distance lanterns,” the two-meter halo of which allows each visitor to stay socially distanced. Along the Inner Moat, they are welcomed by a projection-mapping show of kaleidoscope-themed fireworks.
When visitors hold their smartphones over a marker set up at Ninomaru…