ZOTTO ぞっと

Helpful Info for Your Journey

How to Enjoy the ZOTTO Experience in General: 

  • Listen to audio tracks to completion.  For the best experience, we encourage you to play each of the audio tracks to completion so you will not miss vital instructions. 

  • Wear Headphones.  The sound design of these tracks makes them best experienced while wearing headphones - or if you are in a car, by listening on your stereo.  

  • If you pre-ordered or donated to ZOTTO you will be sent a private Bandcamp link and all of the below information will apply to you as well. 

  • If you purchase via Bandcamp you may download the full album of audio tracks to your computer, phone, or the Bandcamp App - or you may stream the tracks directly from the site.  If you have an iPhone, tracks may be downloaded to your computer then transferred over to your phone.   There are two ways to access the video tracks we will ask you to view during Chapters 1 and 5: 

    • You may log into the BandCamp website: https://zotto.bandcamp.com/releases and view the videos on their site. 

    • Alternately, each of the envelopes in the packet you will receive via postal mail contains a URL and QR code for webpages that coincide with Chapters 1 through 8 of the ZOTTO story.  The videos will appear at the top of each dedicated page for these chapters. 

How to Prepare for the ZOTTO Driving Experience: 

  • Be sure to download all the tracks before departing.  There are areas throughout the journey where wi-fi may not be as strong and streaming audio becomes challenging. 

  • Bookmark this GoogleMap for easy access to the locations of the experience.  
    There will also be a map provided in your packet. 

  • Bring your MASK and dress warmly.   There are only two instances where you will have the opportunity to step out of your car, and it's up to you whether or not you'd like to do so. 

  • Bring Headphones. The sound design of these tracks makes them best experienced while wearing headphones - or if you are in a car, by listening on your stereo.  

  • When to Participate. We recommend starting your journey around 4:30 PM MT.  The journey will vary in length of time from person to person. 

  • Parking. There is no designated parking at any of the ZOTTO locations apart from Pacific Mercantile (you may park in their lot and receive a voucher for free parking if you make a purchase at the store).  We felt it was important to offer the full experience for you as the audience member, encouraging you to visit the historical locations encountered in each CHAPTER - but where you park and listen to each track is flexible and entirely up to you. 

    **PLEASE NOTE** The Savoy is currently under construction, so this stop in particular will require you to use your imagination as much as possible.  Apologies for the inconvenience!

     

Experiencing ZOTTO Virtually and Online: 

  • Dedicated CHAPTER Websites.  Once you've paid for the experience on Bandcamp, you will receive your packet via postal mail and there will be QR Codes and URLs for each CHAPTER of ZOTTO attached to the envelopes inside of the packet.  You may also navigate the ZOTTO Experience from start to finish via the dedicated CHAPTER web pages by clicking through using the chapter navigation buttons below each video. 

  • To use a QR Code: Simply open your phone’s camera and point it at the QR code. Your phone will then open a prompt that, when you click on it, will take you to the website.

  • Take a Deeper Dive into Context and History with each CHAPTER web page which provides a deeper dive into the topics and history addressed at each location of the immersive experience.  The information included details the history of the locations, how this history is relevant to today, the chapter's connection to Japanese culture, and information about the yokai or obake paired with this location.