Amagatana is an umbrella for enjoying a blissful walk after a rain. After the sky clears up and the umbrella has served its purpose, we often swing around our umbrellas on a whim. By augmenting such motions with the sounds of clashing swords, Amagatana transforms scenes of everyday city life (i.e. The walk home from a train station) into subjective game-like arenas.

Special Thanks Ken Suguro, Hiroki Aramaki, Hisayasu Kamiya, Yoshiyuki Kubo, Kenji Iguchi, and Shintaro Kitazawa

Publication MM 2007 & SIGGRAPH Asia 2008

Award Japan Media Arts Festival 2006, Laval Virtual 2008

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