Digital Art, 3D Animation, Projection Mapping, AR, VR
What is Ameno Torifune?
We at Ameno Torifune, or “Ametori” for short, want to contribute to the development of culture by creating art for society that fuses digital and analogue. We do this through supporting creators who are pioneers in cutting-edge areas of technology.
- We plan and produce digital art, project mapping, 3D animation and other digital content, as well as illustrations.We carry out development and experimental planning and development for AR, VR, MR, XR, and so on.
- NFT exhibits, fair, and other creator support, construction of systems to improve the position of creators, creation of venues for exchange, and creation of opportunities for study or research.
- Other businesses needed to achieve our goals as a company.
Ameno Torifune is like a boat that travels freely around the world like a bird, using a range of methods of expression that include both digital and analogue, discovering and reassessing the wonders of that country or region, and where bold creators come together.
With cutting-edge technologies, we head to places all over the world to ensure we can unearth the local charm and culture, using our imagination to turn it into art and maintain it. To express this vision, we borrowed our name from Japanese mythology, the “boat that sails from heaven swiftly as a bird.”
TransStudioMall in Bali
In summer 2019, we set up projection mapping on a floor of a shopping mall in Bali in conjunction with specialists in Balinese culture. We divided the spacious floor into five areas, and projected the throbbing cultures and landscapes that give Bali life. The huge images, moving in sync with people’s movements, appealed to all five senses - not just vision, but touch, smell, taste, and sound as well .
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The Five Senses and to the Outer Space Within Humans
The escalator to the event venue is illuminated with lights showing traditional Balinese motifs. Faint sounds and movements, lights flickering in the dimness, awaken the five senses in preparation for the experience to come.
A Collaboration of Forest, Waterfall, and Music
This is the biggest zone, using the entirety of a wall 40 meters in length. To a forest where the gods of Bali appear and a solid waterfall overflowing with water and life, we added a space where visitors could take a break. This is a zone where they can relax and enjoy themselves surrounded by the dramatically changing video images.
A Mystical Journey Swaying on a Swing
Matching the swoops of one of Bali’s popular huge swings, the landscapes seen in all directions changes from the mountains of Bali to the sky, and then to under the sea. The video images were created from Bali’s actual topography, creating a zone where visitors can experience more than a real swing.
Myths Dance to Your Movements
A dark corridor where traditional Balinese umbrellas turn into lights and float around. As visitors walk through, mythological dancers and gods appear, performing traditional Balinese dances. This is a zone that captured the location and movements of people to use in projecting images.
The Senses of Smell and Taste Carried by Fairies
Food menus dance on the walls, and on the tables appear small fairies in ethnic costumes. The fruits and desserts that appear in turn are provided in reality at the same time as the projections, creating a zone where visitors can become aware of their senses of smell and taste again.
In addition to this, we have taken part in projection mapping, animation, AR, VR programs and more at exhibit venues or facilities in Japan and around the world.
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If you wish to request a project
Ameno Torifune specializes in promotions using new forms that fuse the modern digital technologies of projection mapping and 3D animation with the culture, history, and analogue art of an area.
More and more focus is on exhibits that broaden their expression through digital art, which can greatly improve publicity and revenue.
We can present the technologies and research suited to your project, discuss estimates, and so on, so please feel free to reach out to us.
Increasing sales and customers
- Creating digital art from regional or ethnic cultures, creating interactive content
- Planning product promotions, creating sales promotion video such as digital signage
- Other projection mapping, 3D animation, and all digital art using AR, VR, MR, and XR
Please feel free to talk with us about public relations, effects, and technologies using digital content.
Please see this PDF for details of Ameno Torifune’s initiatives.
One of the goals of Ameno Torifune is to share the techniques and sales paths of individual creators, and create new work.
At Ameno Torifune, our business managers and sales representatives hold regular meetings (which also include discussions about random topics) with willing participants such as creators and freelancers working around Japan. From rambling conversations about what everyone thinks and what they do day-to-day, to research reports, trending issues, new exhibits, requests for work and so on, these are fascinating conversations for creators.
We bring together creators with a range of individualities and techniques on an equal basis with the hope that out of their meeting, something will emerge. In areas where individual abilities are not enough, pooling talent among members can, we believe, create works that go beyond each person’s abilities.
- Those who want to open up their skills more
- Those who have something they want to do now
- Those who feel responsible as professionals for completing their work
Why not join us to help turn your creative activities into fun work?
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested.
For Creator Hopefuls
We want to be a beneficial place for you, the future creator.
- Mutual absorption of new knowledge and learning
- Study sessions or information publishing by active creators
- Creating contacts through work
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in any of these.
To those with specialist knowledge or want to provide support
We are accepting applications from specialists who can provide advice on culture and technology, and from supporting members who wish to provide assistance.
- Practice and deepening of research themes through projects
- A place to showcase the latest knowledge to creators who need it
- The special experience of participating in the latest in art projects
When we did our project in Bali, we were assisted by a number of experts in Indonesian culture and history.
We also benefited greatly from talking to Bali fans we encountered by coincidence when we visited to gather facts.
There are many people, like these Bali fans, who simply like something, or are involved because it’s their hobby, even if they aren’t specialists.
Music, tourism, culture, ethnicities, geography, history, culture... we are looking for people who can provide advice on the art we create.
If you are interested in digital art, the latest video technologies, exhibits, or more, or if you want to provide support to artists and creators, we would love it if you could offer your help.
History of establishment
We want to present the beauty and enjoyment, and the wonderful culture, of different countries and regions. We want to reach as many people as possible, regardless of language, age, or sex.
While there are those who lack the eloquence to express themselves, and there are creators who can take on this expressiveness, they are so busy with deadlines every day they lack the opportunities to express themselves as they would want.
We want to draw out the true creativeness of creators, and present the wonders of corporate activities or culture of people living in a region. We want to use combinations of different skills, video, music, lighting, play equipment and decorations to create effective spaces and areas that appeal directly to the senses, expressing their appeal unstintingly. We want to create true value by bringing together creators from different fields and establish such a wish as permanent in the form of a project.
With a mission of “Contributing to the development of a society and culture where bold creators come together to wield their creativity across different fields,” Ameno Torifune was established on November 4, 2020.
- Osamu Hohri (Representative Director)
- Kenichirou Ebata
- Masaki Yatsu
- Tsuyoshi Nishitani
AddressHamamatsu-cho Daiya-building 2F, 2-2-15 Hamammatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo-to. Japan 105-0013
TEL : +81-3-6695-6747
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Ameno Torifune comes from an ancient Japanese myth. It refers both to the boat that flew through the skies to carry the gods of heaven to earth, and is an alternative name of the god responsible for dialogue with local gods. As both interpretations fit our corporate philosophy, we chose this name for our company.
To those who love creativity
Let us create together an environment where work can be fun. We welcome any and all creators who wish to take part. jlk
- Osamu HohriPlanning/Directing
- Hironori SuginoInteraction design/Programming/Technical direction
- Kenichirou Ebatascreenplay/3DCG
- Masaki YatsuWEB/Programming/Operation
- Hiroshi Kaneda3DCG/WEB/Programming/Animation/Graphics
- Yasushi KanedaProgramming
- Muneharu OnoueWEB/Programming
- Tomoyo TakataniGraphics
- Shinji WakiyamaSenior Advisor（Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University/doctor/Waki Stu. : Research Studio on Multiple-Image/Representative）