This Hot Spring Facility’s Light Show Will Fill You With Wonder
Catch it before it ends!
Dogo Onsen x Naked MESSAGE-Phoenix
5-6 Dogo Yunomachi, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
The projection mapping is shown every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. until the event ends. Viewing is free of charge.
To welcome the new Reiwa Era in Japan, Dogo Onsen launched a projection mapping project with Naked Inc. last April. Starting on May 25, locals and tourists alike can enjoy an original animation titled, Hi no Tori ‘Dogo Onsen-hen’ (Phoenix, Dogo Onsen Version), that features legends and stories of the onsen inscribed in history, from the prehistoric times to the Asuka Era. Spectators at the show can expect to be amazed by the wonderful display of art, sounds, and lights.
The Dogo Onsen x Naked MESSAGE – Phoenix, Arrival – is seeing great success and has drawn crowds of people since it started.
Considered as a sightseeing symbol of Matsuyama City, Dogo Onsen has been around for 125 years following the Meiji Restoration. It has been doing preservation and repair works while operating as an onsen (bathhouse) throughout the years.
The Dogo Onsen is also said to have Japan’s “oldest” hot water. With the new Reiwa Era, many songs conveying the significance of the new generation’s inheritance of the Japanese culture will be included in the original animation.
The Dogo Onsen x Naked MESSAGE – Phoenix, Arrival– is a work in collaboration with Tezuka Osamu’s lifework, Hi no Tori (Phoenix), which the Dogo REBORN project developed.
The Phoenix’s arrival is announced through the sunshade and lanterns.
The audience at the event can look forward to seeing the majestic Phoenix, a symbol of eternal life, which brings life and color to each era. During the show, the energy of the Phoenix spreads at the same time the onomatopoeic “Dugoooooooon!” is flashed on the screen. Then, music is played by Yuji Nomi, who worked with Ryuichi Sakamoto for the soundtrack of the movie The Last Emperor.
Tezuka’s Phoenix is said to be inspired by Stravinsky’s “Firebird.” With the help of the latest digital art, it gives the audience an unprecedented, profound, and fresh experience.
The Phoenix scene will make the audience cheer out loud.
The Tezuka production Hi no Tori ‘Dogo Onsen-hen’ will begin its animation story on May 24 (For more details, you can check out the website here). The projection mapping will incorporate the onomatopoeic technique often seen in manga, which is said to have been pioneered by Tezuka.
The crowd that gathered during the 2019 Golden Week.
Hi no Tori © TEZUKA PRODUCTIONS