#004 Ginza Future Sports Days

”#004 Ginza Future Sports Days”announcement visual
The entrance to “#004 Ginza Future Sports Days” and a view of the venue as seen from the underground concourse

Ginza Sony Park and YCAM utilize technology to present "Winter Sporting Event"

YCAM puts its productions to use in presenting a new type of "Winter Sporting Event" in which anyone can participate, offering new ways to enjoy sports based on media technologies.

Compete for points in exciting new sports activities like the "Sports Time Machine" where you race on foot against on-screen images of previous records, and "Mocap Ground," which senses the path of your movement in real-time and draws it. The venue also features a scoreboard displaying points accumulated by participants over roughly one month, displayed separately according to the areas where the participants are from.

Duration:2018.12.22 - 2019.1.27 *Closed January 1 (Tue/Holiday)

* This program has finished.

This new type of sporting event utilizing media and technology divides Japan into four areas (*1) and pits participants against each other in interregional competitions according to where they are from.

*1: Hokkaido-Tohoku Area, Kanto Area, Chubu-Kinki Area, Chugoku-Shikoku-Kyushu-Okinawa Area

Sports Time Machine

This sport allows you to race against previous records, which appear on the screen next to you as a shadow. In addition to your own record, you can also choose your adversary from among the records of family and friends, or animals such as cheetahs and kangaroos. Records of races run here are stored as 3D data, and a future challenger might even choose yours as their competitor. This new sport uses records to create physical communication linking the past, present, and future.

*Produced as a follow-up to the international competition held by YCAM in 2013, with game creator Professor Inukai and designer Ryoko Ando serving central roles.

Sports Time Machine

Mocap Ground

In Mocap Ground you become a human paintbrush as the path of your movement gets painted over in color. Control the surface area painted by your movements to cover ground in a number of different events. There are also plans to add new events based on ideas generated at the "Sports Hackathon" workshop held at a time within the duration of the sporting event.


*Due to an event being held on January 13 (Sun), Mocap Ground will be closed for the entire day.

Mocap Ground

YCAM Sports Research Introductory Exhibition

This exhibition features panels that introduce a wide variety of activities and the backgrounds behind them, including displays of sports equipment that YCAM has developed, and programs generated through collaboration with the education system.

You can also experience a demonstration of the perception-exchange game of tag called Parallel Eyes, which was developed collaboratively by YCAM and Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Sony CSL) researcher Shunichi Kasahara.

YCAM Sports Research Introductory Exhibition

What is YCAM?

The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, commonly known as YCAM, is an art center located in the City of Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Prefecture. In addition to exhibition space, the center has a movie theater, library, workshop spaces, and restaurants. Since opening its doors for the first time on November 1, 2003 the center has been engaged mainly in the exploration of new expressions using media and technology, and hosts a wide variety of events from exhibitions and performances to movie screenings and children’s workshops.

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media

YCAM engages in a large number of projects, mainly in the form of research and development (R&D) projects. Themes for these are diverse, ranging from the human body to cities and nature. YCAM has an internal research and development team called YCAM InterLab stationed within the facility, which collaborates proactively with citizens and experts in every field for all of these themes, while developing comprehensive, long-term activities from investigations and experiments to output. This includes the production of works, development of workshops, software/hardware development, presentation/publication of papers, etc.

Website: https://www.ycam.jp/en/

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December 22 (Sat), 2018 - January 27 (Sun), 2019

*Closed January 1 (Tue/Holiday)

* This program has finished.


10:00 - 20:00

*Reduced hours (10:00 - 19:00) on December 31 (Mon), 2018, and January 2 (Wed) & 3 (Thu), 2019

Venue B2 / Basement 2 [Park Map]
Price Free
Sponsor Undokai Association
R&D YCAM InterLab
Development Cooperation anno lab
Spatial Design design musica
Graphic Design Yurie Hata
Planning & Production Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] / Ginza Sony Park
  • Numbered tickets will be given out during crowded times. In some cases, not everyone will be able to participate. We appreciate your understanding.
  • Those who do not agree to the rules of participation may not participate.
  • The details above are subject to change without prior notice.
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