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World Lighting Journey Review

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World Lighting Journey 2019  Annual Report, A chief interview 2020.02.26  Erina Hosono We interviewed Shomei Tanteidan Leader Mr. Mende this year again as an annual round up to our weekly World Lighting Journey postings in 2019 to the Shome…

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Night Watching Tour in Oouchijuku

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Night Watching Tour:Oouchijuku Let’s go look at lights on the snow-scape! 2020.02.08- 2020.02.09 Namiko Watanabe + Noriko Higashi In search for a festival of lights in Japan, we headed to the Winter festival at Oouchijuku. Our 19 members he…

Global Research

Global Lighting Survey: Tsukuda/ Tsukishima, Tokyo

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Tokyo Survey: Tsukuda / Tsukishima 2019.11.18  Kyoko Takubo+Yuichi Anzai+Namiko Watanabe An overview of Tsukishima. In contrast to the bright large city buildings, the small alleys and storefronts don’t leak much light Tsukuda is an fisherm…

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Vol.013 – The Enjoyment of Ikebana

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Interviewer: Takafumi Kubo Mende :  I heard that you practice Ikebana, or Japanese flower arrangement.  What style are you learning?  It’s amazing that you find time when work is so busy. Kubo : I am learning the Sogetsu style of Ikeb…

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Vol.59-What is your favorite season of the year?

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Interviewer: Satomi Yamaguchi Mende:So, today’s topic of conversation is “What is your favorite season of the year?” So… What is your favorite season of the year? Yamaguchi:Spring.  Especially early spring.&nbsp…

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Vol.60-Patterns of a Healthy Lifestyle

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Interviewer: Xueying Piao Piao:Today I`d like to talk about patterns of a healthy lifestyle. Mende:Healthy life.  That is a heavy topic.  Why did you choose this topic? Piao:Health can be divided into two parts: mental and physica…

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Who are the Lighting Detectives?
A research group established in 1990 by Lighting designer, Kaoru Mende and 5 other designers, and dedicated to the study of lighting culture through the observation and surveying of urban light environments in Japan and throughout the world.