Edo was a thriving city with an estimated population of one million, half townspeople and half samurai. With a huge shopping culture, Edo’s main district, Nihonbashi, was lined with shops, selling kimonos, rice, and so much more.
Nihonbashi will be the focus of this game. IKI: A Game of EDO Artisans will bring you on a journey through the famed street of old Tokyo. Hear the voices of Nihonbashi Bridge’s great fish market. Meet the professionals, classing from 700-800 different jobs. Enter the interactivity of the shoppers and vendors. Become one with the townspeople.
The goal of this game is to become the annual Edoite, best personifying what is known as “IKI." What is “IKI,” you ask? “IKI” is an ancient philosophy, believed to be the ideal way of living among people in Edo. Knowing the subtleties of human nature, being refined and attractive... These are all elements of a true IKI master