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Travel and Starry Sky

It would be wonderful if the night sky you look up is covered with full stars. Unless there is a strong purpose to see stars, it is a coincidence for most people. After all, in order to see stars in the sky, you must meet a number of conditions.
The first is that the sky is dark enough away from city. Looking at the night photos taken by NASA satellites, you will realize that Japan is bright enough to clearly see its outline. People live everywhere and are covered in light. The only place that seems to be dark is probably only in the mountains. Second, the Moon has not appeared. No matter how far away you are from city, if the moon shines brightly, the light of dark stars will be lost. However, if the Moon is thinner than half, it will sink in the west sky after a while, so there is still a chance. Third, the weather. You can't see anything if it's really cloudy. It's just gambling because we don't know how the truth. Only after satisfying these three conditions can you meet a star full of stars.

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This is a mountain hot spring inn. Mountains approach both sides of the river that flows through the valley, and it is on a narrow land sandwiched between mountains on both sides. The Sun goes into the shadows of the mountain a little earlier than the sunset. It's summer, so it doesn't get too dark. After a few hours, the sky begins to turn red. Eventually it was night and almost no cars were on the nearby road. If I turn off the TV, you will find yourself in a tremendous silence. The room is a separated, so I have to go out to eat or go to the hot spring. I left the entrance of the room to go to the hot spring. Then I suddenly came into sight, the summer Milky Way crossed the bridge from mountain to mountain. Is it possible to see the Milky Way so clearly? I went to the riverside to look for a better view. On the downstream side, the mountain has a V-shape-valley, and it has a good view. The center of the Milky Way was just leaning west. There is also a shrine nearby, so I went by the lights of your smartphone, I could see the summer triangle shining on the old sheine. That was a good awesome. Tomorrow I decided to prepare my camera properly, but the next day it was cloudy. Since then, I have never seen a starry sky beyond that starry sky.

Starry sky and VR

The VR expression and the starry sky are very compatible. Projecting the starry sky in the upper half and the landscape on the lower half, you can ecperience the virtual space with fully 360 degrees in all directions.
Imagine actually looking at the starry sky. Unless you're very knowledgeable about stars and astronomy, most people don't keep an eye on anything else and look around in different directions at will. If you look directly above, look to the right, or look behind ... While you look around, you may be lucky to see a shooting star. This vague freedom of viewpoint is compatible with the virtual video space created by VR. The starry sky basically spreads out evenly, so you can look in any direction, and if you know the Milky Way and some constellation's shapes (such as the summer triangle, the Big Dipper, the Orion, etc.) , it's good to trace them in your imagination. With a 3D VR, you can experience the landscape in the foreground and the starry sky extending to infinity as a space with depth.
A place you've been to before, a place you want to go to someday, a place that intrigues where you are ... Watching the shining starry sky on various landscapes with VR, and then going there and feeling real culture and real starry sky.



Mt.Fuji in Winter

Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan

The altitude of the 5th station of Mt. Fuji is about 2500 meters. You can climb by car until it is closed in winter. Mt. Fuji is nearing the midwinter, which is completely in the off-season. Only climbers who come to make adjustments before full-scale winter climbing enter from here at this time.
The clear air and high altitude bring the starry sky closer at once. The starry sky may be closer than the night view.



Faith and Sea

Susaki, Kochi

This shrine is in a quiet cove in Tosa. The approach is connected to the sea, people call it "Miyajima of Tosa". Surrounded by mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the darkness of the night is deep, and at night, "Mononoke and the Starry Sky" play a leading role. Let's quietly look up at the night sky.



Entrance to the Spirit World

Sai, Aomori

This place hasn't been widely known for a long time. A strange place that could only be reached by boat. The steep white-green quay was exposed to the erosion of rain, wind and waves, and it took many years to create this landscape.
The former literary writer wrote, "God's work, the handmade Buddha of the demon, the place where people are not in the world."