Digital reconstruction from crowdsourced photogrammetry. Work in progress. This is part of the initiative for Digital reconstruction of Shurijo Castle: Final model will be updated in the near future with better mesh and textures. . Shurijo castle is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Shuri, Okinawa. Between 1429 and 1879, it was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom, before becoming largely neglected. In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was almost completely destroyed. After the war, the castle was re-purposed as a university campus. Beginning in 1992, the central citadel and walls were largely reconstructed on the original site based on historical records, photographs, and memory. On the morning of 31 October 2019, the main courtyard structures of the castle were destroyed in a fire.

On October 31st 2019, Shuri Castle was destroyed by a devastating fire. People all over the world are shocked by this news and we are also deeply saddened. We are researchers, students, and engineers who are working on problems surrounding Computer Vision (CV), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Virtual Reality (VR), and other related problems. We started this project in hopes that we can do something to help restore this important piece of cultural heritage, and cheer up others who were also saddened by this tragic incident.

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Check the sketchfab image above to see the progress so far or visit the page here