PROJECTDetail

OMOTESANDO akarium 2006

CATEGORY

  • Exhibition / Event

SCOPE

  • Others

YEAR

  • 2006

LOCATION

  • Japan

PROJECT TEAM

  • Tokyo

Client : Meiji Jingu, Omotesando Akarium Committee


akarium was a one month illumination event held during the Christmas and New Year season. The street was lit up for the first time in 8 years around the theme of "a people - and eco-friendly town" that protected the neighborhood's keyaki (Japanese elm) from damage. Street lamps symbolizing the traditional Japanese paper lanterns that are a unique part of Japanese culture lined the street leading to the famous Meiji Shrine. The large street lamps were existing street lights covered in a two-layer semi-transparent fabric with computer controlled LED fixtures that delivered both high-tech illumination and bathed the whole street in a gentle and colorful glow like flickering candlelight.