Akihabara Electrical Town x Sharp 8K TV Experience Event
Watch 8K/4K Images in the Town of Latest Technology in Japan

In Japan, new 4K/8K satellite TV broadcast has started on Decmeber 1st, 2018, and the picture quality, especially that of 8K channel, impresses everyone with its overwhelming reality. Although it has become easier to see 8K images with 8K TVs displayed in stores,  there are still many people who do not have the opportunity to experience 8K TV broadcast yet. Therefore, Sharp has launched 8K/4K Caravan Cars to hold 8K/4K experience events across Japan since last November. Equipped with 8K and 4K LCD TVs, the caravan cars deliver a “movable theater” for guests to experience the beauty of 8K/4K movies.

From June 8th to 9th, Akihabara Eletronical Town Organization held Akihabara Electrical Town & Sharp 8K TV Experience Event in Akihabara, Tokyo. Akihabara is a city known as “Electrical Town” with many electronics stores located in the area.

8K/4K Caravan Car


< Venue >

The 8K/4K experience event was held in UDX Sabonius Square, located in electronical stores district of Akihabara where flea markets, small concerts and promotion events are often held on weekends.

Two 8K/4K Caravan Cars joined the event, and many guests experienced the overwheming quality of 8K images and sound. With the doors closed inside the caravan car, you can experience the images as if watching movies at a theater.

AQUOS 8K LCD TV (80-inch), 8K USB-HDD, and 8K Theater Bar are installed inside the car

4K LCD TV is installed at the back of the car

Many guests took this opportunity to experience 8K/4K images


< The Event >
During the event, to amuse the attendees, comedians demonstrated their street performance, and explained the benefit of 8K image with humor to explain the technology with fun and easy to catch. Aki-Bear, the official character of Akihabara Electrical Town Organization, the organizer of this event, also showed up during the event.

Comedians showing their performance on stage

Comedians explaining the benefits of 8K with a Sharp staff

Aki-Bear, the official mascot character of Akihabara Eletrorical Town Organization and Festival

Customers who answered surveys, received bags with AQUOS logo

Since this event was held in Akihabara, also being one of the most popular sight-seeing areas in Tokyo, many tourists from outside of Japan also joined the event. Akihabara is a place where people come not only for Otaku cultures, such as animations, gaming, and idols, etc., but also for latest technologies. Guests watched 8K images, and were surprised by its reality and depth. Since 8K TV broadcast is available only in Japan, the tourists enjoyed the latest technology in Japan in an unexpected way.


Tourists enjoyed 8K images with English or Chinese translation support

After watching 8K images in the caravan cars, guests gave us comments such as “this is my first time to experience 8K, and I was surprised with how real the images looked”, and “the picture quality is impressive, and breathtaking.” Even those who were skeptical with the technology seemed impressed after actually experiencing the features of 8K.

8K/4K Caravan Cars are running all across Japan, and many guests are overwhelmed by the 8K LCD TVs inside them. If you are interested in latest technologies in Japan, 8K/4K Caravan Cars is an opportunity to experience the overwhelming sensations 8K image offer.





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