Kazunori Yamauchi's Talk at the Concevoir Les 100 Prochaines Années du Sport Automobile Exhibition in Paris
Gran Turismo Series Producer Kazunori Yamauchi spoke at the Concevoir Les 100 Prochaines Années du Sport Automobile exhibition (Looking towards the next 100 years of motorsport) recently at the Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris (Japan Cultural Institute in Paris), which was founded in 1997 in Paris, France to promote Japanese culture.
The exhibition, which started on July 4, allowed visitors to interact with the history and culture of motorsports from its origins in France to the next generation of motorsport led by Japan’s Gran Turismo, where the line between real and virtual racing is blurred.
Yamauchi visited the Japan Cultural Institute on July 7, where he gave a one-hour talk about the history of motorsports and the themes of development, while introducing a number of projects. He also held a heartfelt Q&A session with those in attendance.
Visuals from the talk (Japanese, French)
Concevoir Les 100 Prochaines Années du Sport Automobile will be open until July 28 at the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris. The exhibition hall features the 1901 De Dion Bouton Vis-à-Vis gasoline-powered car and an exhibit on the Gran Turismo series.
■ Concevoir Les 100 Prochaines Années du Sport Automobile Exhibition
Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
1901 "De Dion Bouton Vis-à-Vis"
"Gran Turismo" series exhibition