You can browse the photos and the explanation pages of “Kazari Yatai (Decoration Stall or stage)” designated as a folk cultural property of Yugawara-machi and “Kashima Odori (Kashima Dance)” by means of AR technology when you use the smartphone app “kokosil” in the following three Shinto shrines.
Decoration stall
In the first half of the 19th century, the Shinto shrines and people in various districts of Yugawara-machi, in order to jazz up the local festivals, competed to build gorgeous decoration stalls.
Kashima Odori (Kashima Dance)
The origin of the dance was related to ancient tatara iron making method. However, here, the dance has been related to the ritual of getting rid of diseases, big catch in the sea and good harvest on the land, prosperity of stone production, an indigenous industry to Yugawara area, and the marine transport that carried the stones.
Target spots (Shinto shrines)
spot_map Address: Fuku’ura 129, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo gun, Kanagawa Prefecture 15 minutes on foot from Manazuru station on the JR Tokaido Main Line AR signage installation sites: Address: Yoshihama 1047, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo gun, Kanagawa Prefecture Bus Manazuru station ⇒ Umi-no-Ie (Seaside house) 2 minutes on foot from the stop Yugawara station ⇒ Umi-no-Ie (Seaside house) 2 minutes on foot from the stop AR signage installation sites: Address: Kajiya 724-2, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo gun, Kanagawa Prefecture Bus Yugawara station ⇒ Kajiya (1 minute on foot from the stop) Manazuru station ⇒ Kajiya (1 minute on foot from the stop) AR signage installation sites:
How to use
1. Download the kokosil app from here.
2. Start the kokosil app, and select “AR Yugawara Jinja Tour” when you reach the target Shinto shrine.
3. Select the appropriate spot from ” Neno jinja shrine“, “Suga jinja shrine”, “Goro jinja shinto shrine”
4. When the camera (AR) starts, please locate a signage with the following design and capture the image of the signage with the camera (AR). Then, the photos of “Decoration stall” or “Kashima” will appear on the screen of the smartphone.
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5. A more detailed explanation page can be shown when you tap on the photos.
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