For each City Walk a survey theme is decided, afterwards, observations from the walk are reported around the table at the Salon . This event is the base activity for the Lighting Detectives and is held regularly for Lighting Detective Club Members. Lets look at some of the past walks and salons.

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The 51st Regular Round Table Discussion@Tanteidan Office

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The 51st Regular Round Table Discussion@Tanteidan Office 01. April 2016  Noriko Higashi We reviewed the Yokohama Bashamichi and Isezaki-cho city night walk held in March 2016. Cherry river was the best hero. The original plan was to walk in…

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The 53rd City Night Walk in Yokohama Bashamichi and Isezaki-cho

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The 53rd City Night Walk in Yokohama Bashamichi and Isezaki-cho 18.March.2016  Yuki Takeuchi + Eiki Takeuchi + Ginko Mochizuki + Huang Simen + Shinichi Sakaguchi We divided into two groups walked in Bashamichi and the other two in Isezaki-c…

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Visit to “The Seven Gods of Good Fortune” in Nihonbashi

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08 January, 2011 The collective theme for the Lighting Detectives this year is “gathering.” To start off the New Year, club members gathered to visit the seven shrines of good fortune near Nihonbashi, Tokyo. While the pilgrimage is called “…

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Tokyo River Float: Nihonbashi, Kanda, & Sumida Rivers

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16 September, 2010 Previously in March 2006 the Lighting Detectives navigated the Nihobashi and Kanda Rivers. It was such a unique experience leaving the Lighting Detectives wanting more, that we have tweaked the Tokyo river float tour to i…

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Kawasaki Factory Night Bus Tour: The Hidden Charm of the Factory Nightscape

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3 June, 2010 The hottest tour in recent years is the famous Kawasaki Factory Night Bus Tour. Upon news of an upcoming tour, sales agents are bombarded with seat reservations, and within minutes the limited space is fully booked. This is the…

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Enjoy Green Lighting Salon 2: “Office Lighting / Eco Ideas for Fun Office Lighting”

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26 February The second “Enjoy Green Lighting” Salon tackled the topic of office lighting, as the Lighting Detectives tried to answer the tough question; What is comfortable, but enjoyable eco office lighting? Research on actual office light…

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Enjoy Green Lighting Salon 1: Residential Lighting / Eco Ideas for Fun Residential Lighting

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Presentation of earth-friendly lighting ideas. 13 November, 2009 The theme for the fourth Lighting Detective Salon featured residential fieldwork with ideas for fun eco lighting. Guest speaker, architect, Kazuhiko Namba presented his own id…

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Tokyo City Keiba: Twinkle Race

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23 October, 2009 TV commercials featuring famous teenage heartthrobs are dissolving the trashy image of horseracing and making it more accessible to the public. For a change of pace, the Lighting Detectives gathered at Tokyo City Keiba for …

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Residential Lighting: Past, Present, Future “Looking Forward into the Future of Residential Lighting”

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16 January, 2009 During the year 2008-2009 the Lighting Detectives hosted a three-part salon series focused on “Residential Lighting: Past, Present, and Future.” Part 3 of the series was titled: “Looking Forward into the Future of Residenti…

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Residential Lighting: Past, Present, and Future “Is the Incandescent Lamp being Phased Out?”

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17 October During the year 2008-2009 the Lighting Detectives are hosting a three-part Salon Series focused on “Residential Lighting: Past, Present, and Future.” Part 2 of the series titled: “Is the Incandescent Lamp being Phased Out?” picke…

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Tokyo Sky Bus Tour

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26 September 2008 The Lighting Detectives are always up to something unusual and for this city walk we rented a double-decker, open-air bus to cruise the streets of Tokyo. A specially planned route took us from Marunouchi→around the Imperia…

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Residential Lighting: Past, Present, and Future “Rediscovering Residential Lighting from the Past to Modern Day.”

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11 July The Lighting Detectives hosted the first of three salons focusing on residential lighting Friday, July 11th at the New Maru Building Ecozzeria. The hall was packed with over 100 guest who listened intently to the speakers who presen…

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Tama Art University Library and Hachioji Campus

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23 April 2008 On this cool, spring evening we took our city walk to the Hachioji Campus of the Tama Art University to investigate the new library, completed in the spring of 2007. Professor Satoshi Tabuchi, who has been coordinating the arc…

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A Roppongi Christmas: Comparison of Tokyo Midtown and Roppongi Hills Christmas Illuminations

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10 December 2007 Winter Blues Winter is a cold and quiet time where people gather indoors, drink hot cocoa or coffee, and maybe reflect on the year before and ahead. But Christmas in the city always gives us something to get out and about a…

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Bay City Lights of Yokohama

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28 Septmber 2007 Night Gazing in Yokohama …by: natsuko ueda It has been a long time since the Lighting Detectives have been walked Yokohama. This autumn evening 24 members participated in the walk, along with member of the Yokohama Ci…

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Tokyo Midtown City Walk

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01 August 2007 Searching for Heroes and Villains of Light The Roppongi One-Mile. In a one-mile radius (1.6 km), there are over 40 embassies, 9 international schools, and National Art Center, Mori Art Museum, and Suntory Museum of Art comple…

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“Toyosu” Walking Tour / Lighting Survey – Shinjyuku, Sendai / Ginza Streetlight Competition, and more.

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5 March 2007 This month in cooperation with Yamagiwa Corp., we rented out the Space Studio in the Yamagiwa Livina Showroom in the Akihabara District of Tokyo. It is a big and spacious studio with designer furniture and light fixtures on dis…

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Toyosu City Walk

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16 February 2007 As new condominiums keep popping up everywhere, the new area of focus is the Toyosu District. Large-scale commercial facilities and a university campus also complete this “model” for new urban planning. As the cold winds of…

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Moon Watching at “Sankeien Garden” / Lighting Survey – Hiroshima, Taipei

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17 October 2006 Reported News, Surveys, and Events Moon Watching in Sankei Garden…..Tsutomo Nagatsu,Yusuke Hatori Hiroshima Urban Lighting Survey….Tsutomo Nagatsu,Yuki Ogawa Taipei, Taiwan Lighting Survey…Mikene Yamamoto Mixed in with the h…

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Moon Watching at Sankeien Garden, Yokohama

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06 October 2006 Now that the heat of the summer is over, the Lighting Detectives converged on Sankeien Garden in Yokohama to see the new harvest moon glow over traditional Japanese architecture and garden grounds and experience moonlight. E…

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