10 Locations in Japan and Beyond Participating in Naked’s DANDELION PROJECT

14.October.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

The DANDELION PROJECT has a powerful message: we’re all connected, even during these isolating times. Naked’s interactive art project began in Tokyo, Singapore, and other cities last year, and given their success, locations are now set to open at Heian Shrine in Kyoto and Kumamoto Castle this fall.

 

The original idea for the project came from artist Ryotaro Muramatsu, who decided to plant (or install) dandelion art pieces worldwide and bring people together to help them bloom. Those participating in the installations are able to send their wishes for world peace on digital dandelion fluff to other locations where DANDELIONs are planted around the world, and these messages are delivered in real-time. Even those unable to attend one of these installations can participate from home on the official website. 

 

With new DANDELION PROJECT locations set to open around Japan, places with historical significance are happy to participate, including Kamigamo Shrine and Ninna-ji Temple in Kyoto, Kumamoto Castle, and Kochi Castle. There are plans to hold more events around the world in the near future. 

 

DANDELION PROJECT Locations

 

Tokyo – Tokyo Tower Main Deck

Tokyo – TBS drama series Japan Sinks: People of Hope Collaboration, Akasaka

Kyoto – Kamigamo Shrine (World Heritage Site)

Kyoto – Ninna-ji Temple (National Treasure/World Heritage Site)

Kyoto – Heian Shrine (Important Cultural Property)

Kyoto – Kosho-ji

Aichi – Kochi Castle (Important Cultural Property) 

Saga – Saga Prefectural Observation Hall 

Kumamoto – Kumamoto Castle (Important Cultural Property)

Korea – Seoul 

 

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