From Pixels to Popularity: The Phenomenon of Virtual Idols in Japan

We’re thrilled to announce an upcoming talk on virtual idols in Japanese culture! Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of virtual heroes, exploring iconic figures such as Hatsune Miku and others who have captured the hearts and imaginations of fans worldwide. Discover the link from the Japanese traditional performance art, evolution, and cultural significance of these virtual characters, from their emergence in the software to their widespread popularity in music, gaming, and beyond. Through the discussions and engaging presentation, we’ll uncover the unique appeal and impact of virtual idols on Japanese society and beyond. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the intersection of art, technology and entertainment.

Please, note:

  • the total duration of the event is 1 hour ( ~ 50mins lecture and 10mins Q&A)
  • the talk doesn’t require any prior training and anyone can join
  • This event will be recorded: the video will be available in 3-5 days after the talk
  • Guests can access all videos at a small fee; videos for members are free of charge
  • if you wish to become a member – please, learn about our membership plans


Azumi Uchitani - Japanese Calligraphy speaker in Level
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Azumi Uchitani is an Intercultural business consultant, keynote speaker, writer, artist and founder of Japanese SALON art & culture, based in the Netherlands. She is a two-times TEDx speaker, appearing Dutch TV and media and delivering talks to an international audience in Europe and in the US. Azumi is on a mission to build an essential bridge between Japan and Europe, helping global leaders discover Japanese ancient wisdom beyond culture, teaching how to apply its wisdom in everyday life, act with inner peace and create conscious leadership and fulfilling life. Azumi decodes the complexity of Japanese culture, tradition, philosophy, spirituality and unspoken rules into a simple essence of wisdom. She was born into a traditional spiritual Japanese family and raised with the teachings of Shingon Buddhism and Shinto. The spiritual and cultural practices, such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy have always been a part of her life, besides that, her grandmother was a kimono maker. Her insights, a series of talks are available on her YouTube channel ‘5 minutes on Japanese Wisdom’ on YouTube.

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