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Kyoto Gardens: A Virtual Stroll through Zen Landscapes

  http://www.mercury-soft.com/GARDEN.eng.html

Last Updated: 4/24/2003

Ian Shortreed, Jim Fitzsimmons and the people at LunaFlora have released a CD-ROM on the gardens of Japan. This includes Quicktime VR 'walk-throughs' of a number of the prominent Kyoto Gardens as well as essays by notable garden scholars. It is the first interactive CD-ROM that utilizes Apple Computer's Quicktime VR technology to "walk-through" 24 of Kyoto's most renown gardens. A seamless panorama of wood, sand, and stone, lets you experience Japanese garden design and the world of Zen firsthand. Maps, slides, screensavers, essays, history and aesthetics are brought together into an interactive journey. An online demonstration is available. It includes QTVR sample walkthroughs for Ryogenin and Kiyomizu temples. (Requires a recent Netscape or Internet Explorer browser and possibly the Quicktime VR Components plug-in).

Please note the URL for this announcement changed in 2002 and is now for Mercury Software.



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