The Mainichi: Nara researchers turn to crowdfunding to create old monument deciphering app

The Mainichi: Nara researchers turn to crowdfunding to create old monument deciphering app. “Researchers here are collecting money via crowdfunding to develop a smartphone app that lets anyone decipher writing on old stone monuments. The crowdfunding initiative launched by the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and other bodies on Oct. 5 has already collected its initial goal of 3.8 million yen (roughly $25,000) and is now aiming for 5 million yen ($33,000).”

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