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Tokyo Nightscape 2050

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Date: October 13, 2004-November 8, 2004Place: Matsuya Ginza 7F Design Gallery 1953Host: Japan Design Committee The place is Tokyo. The year is 2050. The topic is light. One hundred and nineteen professionals from various fields, architects,…

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World Lighting Journey~World Nightscape Exhibition~

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Date: May 14-June 9, 2003Place: Matsuya Ginza 7F Design Gallery 1953Host: Japan Design Committee World Lighting Journey’ a collection of nightscapes from 50 cities around the world, taken over the course of 12 years, was exhibited in …

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Exhibition-Lighting Detectives

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The Lighting Detectives Makes Its Appearance in Ginza Date: March 6-April 29, 1997Place: TEPCO Ginza Building, 2F ‘Electric Scene’ Seven years of accumulated Lighting Detective’s research and activities were exhibited in a viewe…

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Vol. 57 – The World of “Design” from an Amateur perspective

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Interviewer: Jio Yeung Jio: I always wanted to become a video game designer, unfortunately I had to give up my dream.  I am just a beginner when it comes to design so I am looking forward to learning a lot from our talk today.  First, I wou…

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Vol.82 – Learning Lighting Design from Cinematography Part 2 “Tokyo Story”

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In the warm family picture painted by Yasujiro Ozu there are two types of natural light;  glaring, bright sunlight and the incandescent lamp, symbolic of a cozy family.  In the film, daytime scenes always seem very carefully calcu…

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Vol.81 – Learning Lighting Design from Cinematography Part 1 “Diva”

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I ran across a manuscript from a series published in Housing Magazine 25 years ago.  There was no magazine title or published date, but for the series titled “From Screen/ I want to copy this interior design!”  I used to analyze…

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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.