TSURUGAJYO PROJECTION MAPPING / HARUKA
DATE: Mar. 9 (Sat)-10 (Sun), 2013
PLACE: Tsurugajyo, Aizuwakamatsu City Fukushima
ORGANIZER: Aizuwakamatsu City
CO-HOST: Fukushima Prefecture,The Fukushima Sakura Project
COOPERATION: Aizuwakamatsu City’s “Yae no Sakura” Project Conference
PRODUCTION: NHK Enterprises, Inc.
STAFF: [Music] Ryuichi Sakamoto’s theme music for the historical drama “Yae no Sakura.” [Visual Artist] Genki Ito (JKD Collective) [Art Direction / Design] WOOG (JKD Collective) [Creative Director] Daisuke Moriuchi (NHK Enterprises) [Production Manager] Akemi Sugayama (NHK Enterprises)
This March marked the 2 year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, in whose honor we planned and produced a projection mapping on Tsurugajo Castle in Aizuwakamatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture. The Forest and Forestry Products Research Institute developed a new variety of cherry blossoms called “Haruka.” The trees are mere saplings now, but we projected them as a vast circle of blossoming cherry trees on the outer walls of the castle, symbolizing the fervent desire for the revival of the Tohoku region. We successfully projected an exact simulation by 3DCG model onto the complex surface of traditional Japanese architecture. The story celebrates the nature and the culture of the Aizu region, a four part structure set to the musical theme of the historical drama “Yae-no Sakura".The first half follows the growth of the young cherry saplings from winter through spring. The second half displays the blossoms in full bloom, climaxing with a flurry of falling petals that engulf the castle.
Date/ Sep.22(Sat),23(Sun), 2012
Place/ Tokyo Station The open space in front of Marunouchi station building Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Organizer/ East Japan Railway Company
Planned &Produced/ East Japan Marketing & Communications, Inc. NHK Enterprises, Inc.
Staff/ [Visual Artist] Isao Nishigori (SMALT), Masatsugu Nagasoe(N・E・W), TAKCOM (P.I.C.S.), Takumi Shiga (caviar), Yuji Hariu(P.I.C.S.) [Music Director] Taisei Iwasaki (CUT UP) [Creative Director] Daisuke Moriuchi (NHK Enterprises) [Production Management] Haruyuki Moroishi (NHK Enterprises)
To celebrate the completed restoration of Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, the station itself, reborn in all its original glory, formed a screen 120m wide and 30m high, for a spectacular show of high-definition computer graphics rendered by Projection Mapping. Under the theme “A Journey Beyond Space and Time”, young and spirited visual artists vividly illustrated the 100 year history of Tokyo Station and its railway. Using 46 super high brightness projectors and carried out on the largest scale ever seen in this country at the time, this event celebrated new developments in accurate simulation models, original systems, and color compensating filters.
DATE: Nov. 24 (Sat)-25 (Sun), 2012
PLACE: Sekisui Heim Super Arena, Miyagi-gun Miyagi
ORGANIZER: Japan Skating Federation
PLANNING & PRODUCTION: NHK Enterprises, Inc.
STAFF: [Visual Artist] Daisuke Hashimoto [Technical Direction] Rhizomatiks [Creative Director] Daisuke Moriuchi (NHK Enterprises) [Production Manager] Haruyuki Moroishi (NHK Enterprises)
At the international figure skating competition 2012 NHK Trophy, the skating rink itself formed the canvas for projections. Junior skaters from local areas gave a performance called ARIGATO SKATING-A Skating “Thank You! from Tohoku”, for which a new performance was created matching the skating with images. Through the skillful combination of cameras and projectors, a fantasy world unfolded as flowers seemed to bloom on the ice beneath the gliding blades of the skating children.
Date/ Feb.2(Sat)-3(Sun), 2013
Place/ The open space in front of NHK Hall Shibuya-ku,Tokyo
Planned &Produced/ NHK Enterprises, Inc.
Staff/ [Visual Artist] Yuji Hariu(P.I.C.S.) [Music Director] Taisei Iwasaki (CUT UP) [Creative Director] Daisuke Moriuchi (NHK Enterprises) [Production Manager] Akemi Sugayama (NHK Enterprises)
Three huge Domo figures 4 meters tall (made of Fiber Reinforced Plastic) holding up a logo,“TV 60 +” were set up. Projection mapping both on the figures and on the wall behind them depicted a parade of iconic shows from the past 60 years since broadcasting began: NHK’s historical dramas, the Tokyo Olympics, the Apollo Moon Landing, and Kouhaku Uta Gassen – with Domo there every step of the way, his costume transforming with each projection.
3D technology was used to project CG images smoothly, even on three-dimensional objects at various distances from the projection source to achieve a natural appearance of solidity. Thus, we managed to bring out Domo’s charm and create a performance that astonished and moved the viewers.