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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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30 years Special Anniversary Issue~Roundtable Discussion~

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Interviewer: Reiko Kasai       (Mr. Mende’s Toilet Paper Theory at the beginning.) Mr, Mende has experienced an empty toilet paper holder twice since he established the LPA office and was extremely annoyed. ‘Who didn’t rep…

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Vol.056 – Lighting and Sleep

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Interviewer: Erina Hosono Hosono: This might be out of the blue, but the reason I wanted to become a lighting designer is because lighting helped get my chronic problems with sleeping under control. Whether it is narcolepsy or insomnia, I w…

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Vol.010 – Moonlight in the City, Moonlight in the Mountains

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Interviewer: Tsutomu Nagatsu Moonlight in the City, Moonlight in the Mountains Nagatsu Today I`d like to talk about moonlight in the mountains.   I like to go mountaineering, how about you?  Do you climb mountains? Mende I don’t have …

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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.