Ready for another cool VR inspiration? We’ve created a virtual photo and video exhibition dedicated to the Hakone Open-Air Museum! It’s Japan's first open-air museum, opened in 1969 in Hakone in Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It has collections of artworks made by Picasso, Henry Moore, Taro Okamoto, Yasuo Mizui, Churyo Sato, and many others, featuring over a thousand sculptures and works of art. The museum is affiliated with the Fujisankei Communications Group media conglomerate. The museum houses over 1,000 sculptures and features art and has about 120 sculptural works on permanent display across the park.

You are welcome to visit the exhibition at! This virtual gallery is a great example of how, in practice, users can create their own galleries, using their own photos from vacation trips, birthday events, or company presentations of products and/or business solutions – compatible with VR.

Let’s go through the features and possibilities, step by step:

  • Photographs and images can be placed on the walls, and/or videos on monitors – all at the discretion of the user;
  • You can also apply sound to overlay the images of videos. In this case, when moving from box to box, the chosen sound will keep on playing;
  • The sound you can enjoy in the gallery at the moment is a musical peace by one of the komusō: a Japanese mendicant monk of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism who flourished during the Edo period of 1600–1868. They were known for playing solo pieces on the shakuhachi (a type of Japanese bamboo flute). These pieces, called honkyoku were played during a meditative practice called suizen, for alms, as a method of attaining enlightenment, and as a healing modality;
  • Please note that the images you see are not simply photos with a black frame, but rather objects that reflect the space you are in;
  • Currently, we can upload photos only by reference link from where they are stored;
  • As you see, the boxes don’t have walls between them, which means that you can freely move around, without having to pass through doors/portals, adding to a smoother, VR-compatible, experience.


Enjoy the art gallery and tell us what you think!