Fieldwork

Global Research

Lighting Survey: Chiang Mai Lantern Festival

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City Night Survey- Chiang Mai Lantern Festival 2023.11.25 – 11.29 Angkana Kongchatri (Tan)+Momoko Muraoka Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand which has special atmosphere tracing from Lannar kingdom period. Tan from Bang…

Other Activity

Visiting Tanteidan in Ishigaki Island

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Symbiosis of beautiful starry sky and light environment 2024.03.10 Noriko Higashi The Yaeyama Islands became the first island in Japan to be certified as a starry sky protected area. However it’s still only tentatively certified because abo…

Children's Workshop

Children Workshop Experience the old traditional Japanese house in Chiba

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Let’s think about the importnace of even the smallest light in the dark 2023.11.25-26  Sachiko Segawa+Noriko Higashi+Mami Kono Nakanoya, a 119-year-old private house, and participants こどもワークシWe have held several “Irori (hearth)&…

探偵ノート Detective note

Coffee Break

Vol.077 -Cities and Countryside

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Interviewer: Masashi Kurobe Kurobe:  Today’s coffee break theme is “Cities and Countryside.” I come from a rural town, but I have been living in Tokyo for some time now and have gotten used to urban life.  Recently, I went…

Coffee Break

Vol. 076号-Memory and Forgetfulness

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Interviewer: Yuta Shibata Shibata:Today I’d like to talk about memory and forgetfulness.   Since I started working at LPA, six months have passed.  Working as a lighting designer, I have found that memory is just as important…

Coffee Break

Vol.075-Winter Sports

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Interviewer: Chuanyi Liu Liu:Today’s theme is winter sports.  I heard that you are very good at skiing and used to go with the students in your seminar class every winter.  I was born and raised in a cold area and used to ski a lot ba…

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.