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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…

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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.008 – Waterscapes with Light

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Interviewer: Misuzu Nakamura Thme:Waterscapes with Light Nakamura Ok.  So, today I thought we could talk about waterscapes with light.  I just got back from a trip to survey the urban lightscape of Bangkok.   The scenery along the rivers an…

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Vol.009 – Learning From Disney

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Interviewer: Motoyo Ogawa Mende Some kids just really love Disneyland. Ogawa Yes. I am one of them. Mende At what age did you start to really like Disney? Ogawa  I first went to Disneyland when I was in Kindergarten.  When I started element…

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Vol.062-How to Live and Work in this new era with Covid 19

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Miyamae:In the past year telework has really taken off, which has really changed how we live and work.  Today I`d like to talk about living and working in this new era with Covid 19. Mende:Yes, I`d like to hear your thoughts, also. Miyamae:…

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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.