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Explore the sites around Sen no Riky??'s suicide. Why did Hideyoshi order Riky?? to commit suicide? What are the sites in Kyoto related to the relationship of Hideyoshi and Riky??? Learn about the history of Riky?? and Daitokuji with this tour.

Rikyu is an experimental locative tour game developed by Mindy Warner and Geoffrey Rockwell using Locacious. Thetour has five stops starting at the front entrance to the Daitokuji temple complex in Kyoto.

Sen no Riky?? is generally considered one of themost influential figures in the development of the tea ceremony or"way of tea." He was a close advisor to Toyotomi Hideyoshi the Sengoku period warlord that helped unify Japan.

About this Tour

Riky?? was created by Mindy Warner and Geoffrey Rockwell. Mindy Warner is a doctoral candidate in Japanese History at the University of Kansas specializing in the history of the tea ceremony and its political use. Warner did the research and recorded the tour. Geoffrey Rockwell is a Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta studying computer games. Rockwell provided technical support.

This tour was developed as an experiment in using locative media for learning.

Our work was supported by the JapanFoundation.

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