Christmastime is coming to Ginza’s biggest shopping complex GINZA SIX this year with an event that translates to GINZA SIX CHRISTMAS 2018 “Fantastic Gift”: The Tale of the Kingdom of Winter and the Kingdom of Summer. It will run from November 12 to December 25.
Photo by Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)
Christmas art by French artist Nicolas Buffe will be used for the event, with a huge piece being displayed in GINZA SIX’s symbolic open space that runs down the center of the building as well as at the front entrance facing Ginza Chuo-dori Street, the show window on floor B2F and elsewhere. There will also be an immersive piece that makes use of the latest cutting-edge AR technology.
A “tale” is always at the core of Buffe’s work, the charming visuals of which pull both kids and adults alike into their unique worlds.
The theme of this year’s tale is “gift.” The Kingdom of Summer and the Kingdom of Winter are both at their wits’ end trying to solve problems caused by both of their children. To resolve the quandary the two countries, they both send gifts to each child. To open up the cold heart of the princess of the Kingdom of Winter, she is sent the Kingdom of Summer’s elephant of light. To calm the hot-tempered prince of the Kingdom of Summer, he is sent some refreshing ice cream. Both countries are met with peace as a result.
The radiating elephant that appears in the story will also appear in the middle of GINZA SIX as a huge 4 meter plus art piece. Drones will be used to create a flying scene.
At various locations including the front entrance an app can be downloaded and used which when put up to different art pieces will make use of AR tech.
A range of items made in collaboration with Buffe will also be sold including tote bags featuring characters from the tale, four different ice candies based on the countries and more. There will be plenty of things perfect to pick as a present for someone.
・Ginza Tsutaya Books (Floor 6F): From December 1, 2018 – TBA
・SIXIÈME GINZA (Floor 2F): From November 28, 2018 – February 28, 2019
・PALETAS (Floor B2F): From November 12, 2018 – February 24, 2019
・PHILIPPE CONTICINI (Floor B2F): Date TBA
Spend a fantastical Christmas at GINZA SIX where the season for giving will be played out in the form of Nicolas Buffe’s newest creation.
GINZA SIX CHRISTMAS 2018 “Fantastic Gift”: The Tale of the Kingdom of Winter and the Kingdom of Summer
Running: November 12, 2018 – December 25, 2018
*Art installation in the middle of GINZA SIX scheduled to stay until late February 2019.
①Those who spend ¥3,000 or more including tax can receive a free cube ice cream from PALETAS on floor B2F of GINZA SIX. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. One per person.
②Those who arrive at GINZA SIZ will receive a balloon of the radiating elephant. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Running: December 15, 16, 22, 23 and 24 from 12:00-17:00
Address: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Shops/Cafes (B2F-5F) 10:30-20:30 / Restaurants (6F, 13F) 11:00-23:00
*Business hours differ from shop to shop.
No Fixed Holidays.
Access: Directly connected to Ginza Station via the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line and Hibiya Line.
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