Autumn Pioneer LTD has announced that Shashingo: Learn Japanese with Photography is heading to Switch. You can check out the debut trailer above.

Shashingo is an edutainment game that teaches you Japanese through virtual photography. With your trusty camera, take photographs of the fictional streets of Japan to capture new words and images as fully translated flash cards!

Explore a bright, fictional Japanese city street filled with details and interesting objects to capture with your camera. Each photograph you take will translate the name of the content into Japanese and English so you can learn with your surroundings.

You can read more about Shashingo in the press release below.


A stylised, approachable 3D environment In-game photography system Japanese voice acting Photo album to store flash cards A game mode that tests your memory

Create Stunning Photography Based Flashcards

Every photo flash-card you take will be unique to you. The idea behind this is to strengthen the relationship between a word and how you see it’s physical appearance. In the real world, you can then see such objects and make connections to the Japanese words you’ve already learned while playing Shashingo.

Track Your Progress In The Photo Album

Your photo album is where you keep your collection of captured flash-cards. If you remember them well in Recall Mode, they’ll be separated into the ‘mastered’ tab and shown with a gold star sticker. However, if you’re struggling to remember a word in Recall Mode, they’ll be marked with a purple exclamation mark sticker, so you know which words you need to practice more.You can also mark your favourite words & images with a cute little heart sticker to add them to your favourites page.

At the back of your in-game photo album, there are numerous pages of Japanese lessons designed for beginners that will teach you how to speak Japanese and use the vocabulary that you learn in Shashingo. Also included are some key words and important phrases that can help you in your future conversations.

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2y ago

This looks like an interesting concept.

And hugs for all the work you've been doing this morning.