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The "Misono UNIVERSE" building, Osaka’s symbol of economic rapid growth era after WWⅡ, becomes metaverse.

「UNIVERSE 1956-」project begins!

We, COSMIC LAB, one of the produce member of this project, were attracted by the strong magical magnetic field of Misono Universe and arrived at this building in 2001, after being in the DIY and counter-culture trend in Japan and abroad such as Burning Man. 




From the local extreme to the universe. The singularity point (・) between Sennichimae and Universe represents us here, and this building tells us that our inner space (inside our mind, inside our dreams) is the entrance to the universe. Now that we have inherited the DIY spirit of the building's founders to "the reality we want to see is to be created by ourselves," we will expand the Misono Universe into a new universe as a metaverse, as an imaginary space to project the future a little further into.

About Misono Building

In 1956, when the society was undergoing rapid changes for reconstruction after the defeat in World War II, the Misono Universe building was born in Sennichimae, Osaka as a major entertainment facility with cabaret, dance halls, banquet halls, etc. The neon sign on the exterior of the building symbolizes the entertainment district of Sennichimae, and the huge grand  cabaret "Universe" with five aerial stages was in full swing every day. In its over 65 years of history, the building has undergone many changes in terms of its exterior and interior appearance, as well as various types of businesses. In the 00's, this building has been attracting renewed attention as a new live music space, and is now known as a "subculture mecca" with tons of unique bars. It is a legendary building that still retains the timelessness of its time and continues to transmit its unique culture.

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Organized by: "Misono Building" 3DVR Project Production Committee

Planning and production: COSMIC LAB / epigram inc.

Cooperation: Osaka Convention & Visitors Bureau / MISONO UNIVERSE BUILDING / ARCHI HATCH Co. / Face Property Inc. 

Graphic Design: Midori Kawano


*Supported project of the Japan Tourism Agency's "Online Technology Promotion Project to Increase Motivation to Visit Japan”

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