(I put together this one-minute video because seriously, stills just couldn’t capture how awesome this show is YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY)
The name of this exhibition only makes sense if you recognize the name of the digital artists known as Naked, who are the hottest projection-mapping badasses in Tokyo right now.
And HOO BOY they did not disappoint!
I’m always ready to be un-wowed by projection mapping, because if it’s not installed meticulously, the animation spills off onto whatever’s behind, and if it’s not shown in pretty serious darkness, it’s wimpy and washed-out looking. But the good folks at Coredo (the same place that hosts the awesome Art Aquarium every summer) helped Naked avoid all the no-nos, and this animated flower-themed extravaganza is truly spectacular from beginning to end.
But enough blabbing, seriously, here are some pictures! (If you can spare a minute and twenty-five seconds, watch the highlights video, because the illuminations are MAGIC in motion.)
Flowers By Naked is ¥1300 for adults at the door, open every day until February 6, 2016 from 10:00 – 20:00 (Fridays and Saturdays until 21:00) on the 5th floor of the Coredo Building (1-4-1 Nihonbashi). A map is on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
The video music isn’t from the show, it’s “Porcelain” by Helen Jane Long. Because if they’d known about Helen Jane Long, they’d have used her music too, just sayin’.
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!