Médecins Sans Frontières, Yaizu City, Hamamatsu City, and Other Organizations and Local Governments Will Exhibit One After Another!
HIKKY (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Yasushi Funakoshi) will hold the world's largest VR event "Virtual Market 2023 Summer" from July 15 (Sat.) to 30 (Sun.), 2023, which has been certified by Guinness World Records™. As the third round of exhibitors, we are pleased to announce the details of each company's booth and the virtual venue where the company booths will be exhibited.
In addition to the companies, Médecins Sans Frontières from NGOs and Yaizu City and Hamamatsu City from local governments will be exhibiting for the first time at the Virtual Market! In addition to companies, various organizations, local governments, and IPs will be exhibiting for the first time, further enlivening the world of metaverse.
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) will be exhibiting for the first time at the Virtual Market from an NGO organization! Aiming to further expand awareness of the crisis of life that is occurring around the world, a tented booth will be set up inside Para-real Fukuoka. The concept of the event is "Healthcare for All! The booth is designed to help visitors deepen their understanding of Médecins Sans Frontières' medical and humanitarian aid activities and the importance of "private donations" to deliver aid where it is needed, free from any influence from any authority.
Yaizu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, will be exhibiting at Virtual Market for the third time! In addition to the VR venue, the city will also be exhibiting at the Web browser venue, which can be accessed from smartphones, and at the "Virtual Market 2023 Real in Akiba" real event, allowing visitors to experience the "City of Fish, Yaizu City" from three directions: VR, Web browser, and real.
At the VR venue, a "virtual sea fishing experience" will be available for the first time this year, where visitors can go out to sea and catch tuna and other marine products from a boat, providing a realistic experience! Visitors can board a giant fishing boat in the booth, which will take them out to sea, and catch fish caught in Yaizu City from the boat, an experience unique to the "City of Seafood, Yaizu City".
Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, will be exhibiting for the first time! Hamamatsu City has a festival called "Hamamatsu Festival" to pray for the healthy growth of children, and "kite flying" to celebrate the birth of a child is its specialty. At the Hamamatsu City booth in Para Real Fukuoka, visitors can experience kite flying, and the kites can be designed to reflect their avatars or photos of their friends. Everyone can enjoy the booth to see who can fly the kite the highest.
In addition to a reproduction of the castle tower of Hamamatsu Castle, many 3D models of famous Hamamatsu City products will be on display, including eels, Hamamatsu gyoza, oranges, gerberas, motorcycles, pianos, and yukatas (textiles). Visitors can purchase them at the special products purchase site, so they can enjoy Hamamatsu's best products at home.
Universal Entertainment will be exhibiting at Vket for the second time! Under the banner of "Univeral Land" as one of its new initiatives to develop the digital field and IP utilization, the booth will be decorated with the company's popular "Another God Hades" model as its motif. In addition to the popular fireworks display, the petit games will be powered up! The points earned can be exchanged for avatars. Furthermore, the petit game will be available at the Web browser site this time, so please join us.
Sammy Corporation exhibits at Virtual Market for the first time! A booth where visitors can enjoy Sammy's world view will be set up inside Para-real Fukuoka. When you play pachislot mini-games on the stage in the booth, Twin Angel photo panels will appear at random (7 characters in total). Visitors can enjoy taking commemorative photos with the characters! Sammy will also jack up the building behind the booth! Please come and experience Sammy's unique and lively booth.
Yamaha Motor will be exhibiting at Virtual Market for the third time, offering a VR share-ride service for a mobile vehicle designed exclusively for the metaverse space. Unlike the existing products that have been deployed in the past, Yamaha Motor has prepared an original mobile vehicle designed for use in the metaverse space.
The "VR Personal Vehicle," a one-person vehicle to be installed at ParaReal Las Vegas, is designed for stylish transportation in the metaverse space and features a floating body with no tires. The "VR Communication Vehicle," a mobile vehicle that can accommodate up to three people at the same time, will be installed at Para-real Fukuoka, allowing visitors to enjoy the scenery of the venue and communication while riding in the vehicle. In addition, the Yamaha Motor booth will display and sell "YAX-0" avatars, which are anthropomorphic avatars of YZF-R1 parts assembled together, offering the fun of mounting the motorcycle and new R1 attractions.
In addition, all visitors who answer a questionnaire in the booth will receive a 3D model of the "Tricity 125 by Amigurumi," a character based on the Tricity 125 two-wheeled scooter, and the "E-Vino by Amigurumi," a retro-pop scooter that runs on electric power. The 3D models will be presented to the winners.
Nishi-Nippon Railroad is exhibiting at Virtual Market for the first time! Nishitetsu buses, which have been elaborately recreated down to the interior, will appear at bus stops located throughout Para-real Fukuoka, allowing visitors to ride the buses as they make their way around the venue. In addition, Nishitetsu buses will also appear at the entrance of the web browser site.
TCL RayNeo is exhibiting at Virtual Market for the first time! The company will be exhibiting a booth in Para-real Akihabara to promote its smart glasses "NXTWEAR S". The company will also have a booth at "Virtual Market 2023 Real in Akiba" to be held at Bellesalle Akihabara on July 29 and 30! In the booth, there will be both a virtual and real experience corner where visitors can learn about the appeal of NXTWEAR S and a photo booth, where they can experience the latest smart glasses technology.
On the "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" stage, visitors can enjoy the experience of dancing with "Amane Ran," a virtual character from the Lantis label, with the music video for "Hare Hare Yukai" in the background. The songs can also be viewed next to the even cuter cultural festival-style stage.
UUUM will be exhibiting at Virtual Market for the first time! Two UUUM creators, "Nobaman" and "Nice to meet you, I'm Matsuo", will be exhibiting at a special booth in Para-real Fukuoka. If you approach the booth to take a picture with the two avatars, the avatars will try to move their bodies away from the camera! Please challenge yourself to find out how to get a good angle for the photo. Also, three of "Nice to meet you, I'm Matsuo"'s graduation works will be on display as 3D models!
"Virtuaba" is a metaverse space that users can access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, consisting of three areas: the entrance, the VR editorial office, and the VR studio. During the event, J-CAST reporters will be working in the real world while also coming to work in the VR editorial office as avatars, creating a "reporter you can easily meet" atmosphere. The site will remain open even after the Vket period, and will regularly host public interviews and VR press conferences. Experts will be invited to provide commentary on various news topics, and exchange events will be held between creators.
At the LaV booth of Tokyo School of Music & Dance in Paraleal Akihabara, 3D models of SO.ON project LaV members will be on display, and LaV official accessories will be displayed and sold. A meet and greet by LaV members will be held from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on each of the four days (7/15, 7/16, 7/29, and 7/30).
Kyowa Kikou will be exhibiting for the third consecutive time! Cute little booths where you can actually hold the air leak detector in your hands and play with it in VR will appear at the three corporate exhibit sites. We hope you will enjoy this rare opportunity to search for air leaks and help the air leaking blowfish Kyoko-chan at all three booths get back to health!
Kyushu Railway Company / Nissin Foods Corporation / JVC Kenwood Corporation / Japan Racing Association (JRA) / Pilot Corporation / Canon Marketing Japan Inc. Entertainment / Sammy Corporation / Sorge / Alpine Marketing, Inc. / Aurora Inc. / Robot Consulting / Doctors Without Borders Japan / Yaizu City, Shizuoka Prefecture / Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture / Tokyo Marui Co. BELQ / Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Store / KIOXIA Corporation / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Nishi-Nippon Railway Company / Nishi-Nippon City Bank / Third Wave Corporation / dospara / Namco Bandai Music Live / Gamer Supps® / Polygonal Mind / UUUM / UUUM J-Cast Corporation / TCL RayNeo / Toyo Kensetsu K.K. / SO.ON project LaV Tokyo School of Music & Dance / Toei Company, Limited / Kyowa Kikou Corporation / Fujii Electric Corporation / Toppan Printing Company / Kana Pro Market / Wakasa Life Corporation / Co. Bic Camera / HUB Corporation / Sumitomo Fudosan Belsalle / Pan Pacific International Holdings / Onoden Corporation / Akihabara Entas / TSUKUMO / Meidorimin / NieR:Automata / Saint Kammers II / Akakutei no Tomo / Criclo, LLC GMO Pepabo / Schwarzkopf got2b / Core Mix / / Disney Plus / Fukuoka Tower / RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corporation / Sunmold Japan / Wasabi Music School Project / THK Corporation / Sangoya Corporation / ViREM, LLC / Iron Works, Ltd. / BitSummit／OffKai Expo
Virtual Akiba World
【Virtual Market 2023 Summer Overview】
Name: Virtual Market 2023 Summer
Hosted by: VR Corporation HIKKY
Dates: Metaverse venue→July 15 (Sat.) to 30 (Sun.), 2023 (16 days in total)
Real Venue→July 29 (Sat) and 30 (Sun), 2023 (2 days in total)
Corporate Exhibition Venues: Para-real Las Vegas / Para-real Fukuoka / Para-real Akihabara
Real venues: Bellesalle Akihabara and other facilities and stores in Akihabara town will also host collaboration contents
Official website: https://event.vket.com/
Official website of the real event: https://event.vket.com/2023Summer/real/
How to visit: https://event.vket.com/access
You can visit the special world in VRChat from VR devices and gaming PCs.
Some browser-based venues will be available for visitors to enter by simply clicking on the URL from a smartphone or other device.
https://vket.com/#event (*Venues of each exhibitor will appear on the page on the left starting July 15)
Some of the venues can also be accessed from Meta Quest itself.
|【Notice of Advance Coverage and Trial Session for the Media】We will hold an event for the media to experience and cover Virtual Market 2023 Summer.You can actually experience and cover the Virtual Market using VR equipment. We look forward to your participation.＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝＝Period: July 10 (Mon.) - 14 (Fri.), 2023, between 10:00 and 18:00 each day.(*Detailed dates and times will be determined upon request.)Location: Near Ebisu StationHow to apply for participation:Please send us your desired date and time by clicking on the link below.https://www.hikky.co.jp/contact?type=media&category=company|
【Calling all corporate exhibitors for "Virtual Market 2023 Winter" to be held from December 2 to 17, 2023!】
We are now accepting applications from corporate exhibitors for "Virtual Market 2023 Winter" to be held from December 2 (Saturday), 2023. For more information, please contact us using the form below.
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