LOOK: This Imperial Palace in Kyoto Is a Sight to Behold Thanks to This Exhibition

When tradition and technology meet, this is what happens.


At the former Imperial Palace Nijo Castle in Kyoto, the flower experience-based art exhibition
World Heritage Site 25th Anniversary FLOWERS BY NAKED 2019-Kyoto Nijo Castle- officially opened last October 26. The beautiful art exhibition was planned, directed, and produced by NAKED.


Projection mapping at the national treasure Ninomaru Goten


Ikebana and digital art collaboration between NAKED and Kado Iemoto Ikenobo


NAKED is famous for projection mapping throughout the country.
FLOWERS BY NAKED is a popular event that has been staged in Tokyo (Nihonbashi), Nagoya, Okinawa, Hong Kong, among others. Here in Kyoto, a fantastic space is produced by projection mapping in historical buildings. For this staging, the theme is “Hoo" (Phoenix).


Projection mapping at Uchibori, the first project


FLOWERS BY NAKED specialties and book objects


In addition to projection mapping at the important cultural property, Karamon and the national treasure Ninomaru Palace, the Ikebana and digital art collaborated with the Kado Iemoto Ikenobo (the head family of a school of Japanese flower arrangement) to light up the Ninomaru Garden. Other projection mapping has also been added. On top of all that, they now also sell original goods and flower oracles.


Illuminating Seiryuen fantastically


Projection mapping at the important cultural property, Karamon


NAKED's representative Ryotaro Muramatsu shared, “FLOWERS BY NAKED's work has spread to many places, but we have never done the exact same thing. In the Nijo Castle, we did something unique to the Castle. In particular, the indoor and outdoor projection mapping here is an unprecedented attempt. This time, the theme is the phoenix drawn on the Karamon gate. It is meaningful to do in the Castle, and it is not something that ends with a boom, but I hope to continue to grow for a number of years, adding some of the unique colors of the Castle. This year, the project is getting wider and even more amazing than last year. I hope you enjoy it.”


Daisaku Kadokawa, the Mayor of Kyoto, the representative, Ryotaro Muramatsu, Senko Ikenobo who attended the ceremony.


The World Heritage Site 25th Anniversary FLOWERS BY NAKED 2019-Kyoto Nijo Castle will be held until December 8, 2019, at 541 Nijojocho, Nakagyo District, Kyoto City. It is open from 17:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is ¥1,400 for adults (over junior high school students) and ¥800 for elementary school students.


Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (29 October 2019)


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