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World Lighting Journey Review 2020

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World Lighting Journey Chief Interview 2020.04.23  Yuichi Anzai ―During the year 2020, we posted lightscapes from various places around the world. Among these posts, the most viewed images were the facade lighting of the Museu do Amanhã in …

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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…

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Vol.084 – The Labyrinth of Light/Milano Salone 2021

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A mysterious installation of light called the Labyrinth of Light was announced by the Milano Salone 2021. https://www.nitto.com/jp/en/products/raycrea/ In collaboration with Nitto Electric Industry, LPA incorporated Raycrea, Nitto Electric …

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Vol.005 – Stand in the Light

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Written by Charles StoneLighting DesignerNew York・Seattle・Tucson My favorite memories as a Lighting Detective are those hours spent around a table or in a circle of chairs with the other Core Detectives talking about light. We come from 12 …

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Vol.004 – My Life during the Pandemic

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Written by Ulrike BrandiLighting DesignerHamburg In March 2020 I sent out our annual spring card and wrote: Dear friends, As the beginning of spring and our spring card coincide with the spread of the Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, I cannot send o…

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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.