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City Night Walk Vol. 58 @ Kamata

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Night Walk:Kamata Search for borders of Kamata’s lighting where is four train lines’ intersection and experiencing transformation transient 2017/08/25 Tomoya Furukawa+Simeng Huang+Shiho Narimoto+Eiki Takeuchi Kamata Night Walk MAP Kamata ha…

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Christmas Illumination

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Night Walk #59: Tokyo Winter Lights Tour Let’s see around winter lights and cityscapes in central Tokyo! December 20, 2017 | Written by: Yuriko Hagimoto, Shinichi Sakaguchi, Daisuke Miura, and Sho Kato Speaking of winter in Tokyo, variety o…

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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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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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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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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 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, 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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The Hydrangea Hillsides of Hakone

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28 June 2006 Survey by: Momoko Muraoka From Shinjuku to Hakone, we left Shinjuku Station one June evening on the Romance Train bound for the illumination of the beautiful hydrangea of the Hakone hills. From the Romance Train we all cramped …

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Nihonbashi & Sumidagawa Riverwalk

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20 March 2006 Redevelopment in Tokyo is at an all time high, but with big construction comes consequence. On this city walk 26 lighting detective set off on a river tour to rediscover Nihonbashi and Sumida Rivers. As more and more light is …

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Akihabara: Change and Progress in Electric Town

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9 November 2005 Akihabara, home of the latest and greatest in electronic technology, is not just a place for the “otaku” any more. While the “super-nerds” scour the electronic stores for the newest gadget, urban redevelopment is re-shaping …

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Ginza: A New Trend in Lighting

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12 July 2005 The best part about the Ginza Distirct is that it is mirror of present times and its trends. And just by looking at boutiques such as, Chanel, Louise Vitton, or Christian Dior, one can see that a catchy facade is the latest arc…

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Imperial Palace: The Last Refuge of Darkness in Tokyo

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25 March 2005 With a full moon to guide us, 20 lighting detectives gathered at Kudashita Station on this early spring evening to walk around the Emperor’s Palace in search of any darkness left behind in the glaring commercialism of Tokyo. W…

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Tokyo Helicopter Tour

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15 December 2004 After a 10-minute bus ride from Shinkiba Station, the Lighting Detectives found themselves at the Asahi Helicopter Heliport ready for a fantastic 8-minute flight over Tokyo. The small, 6-passenger helicopter would take us u…

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