Mapping event, “Sky Fireworks ‐FIREWORKS BY NAKED‐” will be held at Osaka Abeno Harukas

17.September.2018 | SPOT

The night-time projection mapping event, “Tenku Hanabi FIREWORKS BY NAKED –“ staged by NAKED will be held at the observation deck of “Abeno Harukas” named “Harukas 300” from September 21st 2018 (Fri.).
 “Harukas 300” has been holding the projection mapping event called, “CITY LIGHT FANTASIA BY NAKED” for the past 4 years, during the winter season. This event has gained much popularity from both domestic and foreign visitors and over 600 thousand visitors have visited the event to date.

This time, the creative team of NAKED developed an art collection, “Tenku Hanabi ‐FIREWORKS BY NAKED.” Fireworks can usually only be seen in one direction but they have successfully created fireworks that can be projected on the walls of buildings using projection mapping technology. The visitors of the event can enjoy a “colorful sky rocket experience” using projection mapping technology and they can sense technology by touching the 16m-high wall named “Twin Tower” which is located on the west side of Tenku Teien (sky garden / 58F).
  
Visitors can also enjoy watching fireworks from different angles in a space (58F to 60F) surrounded by 3-layered glass which is known as a unique aspect of “Harukas 300.” 
 
Let’s enjoy this brand-new fireworks entertainment event which is a combination of traditional fireworks and a sparkling world created using the motif of a kaleidoscope.

 

 

■Information

Harukas 300
Address: 1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abenoku, Osakashi
Business hours: 9:00 to 22:00
TEL06-6621-0300
 
Tenku Hanabi -FIREWORKS BY NAKED-
Venue: Harukas 300 (observation deck) 58F “Tenku Teien”
Date: starting from September, 21st 2018 (Fri.)
Time: After sunset ~ 21:40
Event price: Free. You can enjoy this event just by paying the entrance fee to the observation deck.
Tickets: Abeno Harukas 16F Harukas 300 (observation deck) ticket counter, Kintetsu Business Office, Family Mart

 

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    If you’re looking to see some art while in Japan and enjoy great food then you can kill two birds with one stone at TREE by NAKED in Yoyogi Park. We visited the restaurant to witness and report back this new kind of interactive dining experience.

    The restaurant is just a 2-minute walk from Yoyogi Station. When you arrive, you wait at the entrance to be seated. Once 8 people had gathered for the evening dinner we were led by the guide to dim private rooms in a Japanese rock garden with tables.

     

    The course consists of six meals which each represent different stages in the life of a tree. We begin in the first room which uses projection mapping on the table and walls and are given an explanation of the courses.

    A table made in the form of a Japanese rock garden

     

    The table and room look like you’ve walked into an art exhibition. The guide who brought us to the other room took on the role of storyteller and led explained the story which would be linked by the sights and smells. They also this explanation in English.

    An entire room uses project mapping to look otherworldly

     

    After becoming completely immersed in the story we moved into the main room. This room uses virtual reality, project mapping and a dining experience to portray the story, exploring themes like the life of a tree, Japan’s four seasons and the blessing of life.

     

    (There were many other fun and interesting elements too but writing everything would spoil the experience for anyone thinking of going so we’re only showing a snippet.)

    The story begins by planting a seed in the soil. The soil is delicious! (Don’t worry, it’s not real soil)

     

    The fish swim away when you touch this projection mapping. There’s much fun to be had while waiting for food.

     

    The plates change colours to showcase Japan’s vivid seasons

     

    But it’s not just the technological performances that are striking – the food and drinks are also out of this world. The food on the menu was created by executive chef Nagatomo of restaurant and café Hoff which is located in Hatsudai, Tokyo. He designed 8 Japanese-style dishes inspired by the seasons that are made using seasonal ingredients. Drinks come with meals and you can choose from alcohol or tea. You often see alcohol paired with meals so it’s interesting to see tea paired too. You can even drink tea made by a tea expert.

    The restaurant at lunchtime. In the evening, the lights come on and the tables use project mapping.

     

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    ■Information

    TREE by NAKED yoyogi park

    Location: 1-10-2 Tomigaya, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Closed: Mondays

     

    Opening Hours

    Lunch: 10:00am-4:00pm (Last Orders 3:00pm)

    Dinner: Weekdays 7:00pm-10:00pm / Weekends & Holidays 5:30pm-11:00pm

     

    Access: Exit 2 of Yoyogi Station via Tokyo Metro Line / South Exit of Yoyogi-Hachiman Station via Odakyu Line

    Restaurant Website:https://tree.naked.works/yoyogi/

    Booking:https://www.tablecheck.com/shops/treebynaked/reserve?_ga=2.203477715.213170328.1535443708-1429654797.1535443708

    *Bookings required only for Dinner times.

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    ■Information

    TREE by NAKED Yoyogi Park
    Address: 1-10-2 Tomigaya, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: Lunch 10:00-16:00 (Last Orders 15:00) / Dinner 17:30-23:00

    Slot 1: Open 18:00, Start 18:15, End 20:30 / Slot 2: Open 20:15, Start 20:30, End 23:00
    Store Information: 3 floors from B1-2F. Seats for 8 people per day. Reservations only.

    Access: Exit 2 of Yoyogi Park Station via Tokyo Metro / Yoyogi-Hachiman Station via Odakyu Line (*No car park)

    Reservations: 03-6804-9038

    Enquiry Form: https://www.tablecheck.com/shops/treebynaked/reserve

    Official Website: https://tree.naked.works/yoyogi/

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    “SAKURA AQUARIUM by NAKED” is an experience-based event created under the concept of “Japanese traditional culture × digital art, the world of cherry blossoms × the world of the sea” which will be held in Tokyo’s leading entertainment park Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa from the 3rd of March 2018 (Sat.) ~ 15th of April 2018 (Sun.).

     

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    “Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa” is a place that introduces the charms of the sea world by exhibiting/performing many entertaining works and events using latest digital renditions.

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    ●The theme of the events is “the latest cherry blossom-viewing entertainment surrounded by cherry blossoms”

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    Let’s enjoy this beautiful spring event in this inside facility!

     

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    ●Dolphin Performance

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    “Digital Sakura” will be depicted by using projection mapping technologies and art works which use the sophisticated design of “Kumiko,” a traditional architecture method. The fish exhibition uses the motif of “flower arrangement” “SAKURA AQUARIUM.”This same atmosphere is created throughout the inside of the aquarium. Each zone inside this aquarium highlights the beauty of cherry blossoms.

     

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    ●Hanaakari, a cherry blossom café bar where you can enjoy spring-limited drinks

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    During the period when “SAKURA AQUARIUM” is held, four types of original drinks will be offered.

    Let’ s enjoy this latest cherry blossom viewing experience at Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa.

     

    ◼︎information

    SAKURA AQUARIUM by NAKED
    Date: 2018/03/03 (Sat.) to 2018/04/15 (Sun.)

     

    Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

    Address: 4-10-30, Takawa, Minatoku, Tokyo (inside Shinagawa Prince Hotel)

    Business hours: 10:00 to 20:00

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    TEL:03-5421-1111

    URL:http://www.aqua-park.jp

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  • Lipton to Serve Iced Parfaits at New Fruit Tea Stands in Tokyo and Osaka This Summer

    08.July.2020 | FOOD

    Japanese black tea brand Lipton is opening two pop-up tea stands this summer called “Lipton TEA STAND Fruits in Tea.” They will open in Daikanyama and Osaka from July 10 and Kichijoji from September 13.

    Lipton opened its two permanent tea stands “Lipton TEA STAND” in Nagoya and Hakata in winter 2018 in an effort to make black tea more accessible to people. The drinks menus at these stands are diverse, ranging from simple black tea to their “Fruits in Tea” range which are teas filled with fresh fruits, royal milk tea, desserts, and more.

     

    Iced Parfaits


    Passion Fruits: ¥1,200 (Tax Included) (+¥150 for honey milk) / Strawberry: ¥1,200 (Tax Included) (+¥150 for condensed milk)

    Lipton’s “Fruits in Tea” opened as a new way for people to enjoy black tea in summertime. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lipton has decided to whip up some refreshing “Happy!” new iced parfaits for beating the hot weather. Their popular custom menu lets you a variety of vitamin-packed fruits, herbs, and more to your iced tea.

    Frozen tea is the base of the iced parfait and retains the original flavour of the black tea. Added to that is ice and fruits inside a tumbler, all of which is layered to look like a parfait with a shaved iced quality to it. The “Passion Fruits” flavour is topped with passion fruit syrup and frozen lemon, orange, and kiwi, while the sweet and sour “Strawberry” is a mix of strawberry syrup and frozen strawberries, oranges, and limes. Both options are sure to keep you cool during the hot Japanese summer.

    Original Iced Tea “Fruits in Tea”: Tumbler ¥1,000 (Tax Included) / Cup ¥600 (Tax Included)

    Lipton’s popular custom menu lets you choose from four tea bases, like Earl Grey and green tea. You can then pick your base fruits, like pineapple or strawberry, topping fruits such  as kiwi and mango, and then a special flavour like mint. Finally, choose your syrup, such as lemon, and you’v got your own custom beverage for the summertime.

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