DARC is using part of the space on the second floor of the museum to stage an AR exhibit of a shari youki (container for bones of Buddha) and a virtual experience wearing costumes of dancers and musicians with tablets. This is the first time this has been attempted in a permanent exhibition.
This staging is part of the versatile exhibition method used in the 2021 research exhibition “Creating a digital archive of cultural property: Aiming to revive the Buddhist culture of the Ōtani exhibitions and Nishi Hongwanji” (December 3, 4, and 18, 2021), refined for a permanent exhibition. DARC is also helping to create a video of the Shōtoku Taishi eden at Honshōji.
The Ryukoku Museum special spring exhibition “Shin Buddhism and Prince Shōtoku” where DARC provided technical assistance is here (Japanese page) https://museum.ryukoku.ac.jp/exhibition/2023/taishi/