NAKED’s Popular Art Exhibition NAKED FLOWERS Coming to Kochi Castle

03.November.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

Kochi Castle is known as one of the three most beautiful Japanese castles to see at night, along with Osaka Castle and Takada Castle. The site has now been chosen as the first location in the Chugoku and Shikoku region to display NAKED’s popular NAKED FLOWERS exhibition, opening from November 19, 2021, until January 10, 2022. This outdoor art show filled with lights will be safe for all attendees, with staff taking measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19. 

 

NAKED FLOWERS is a hands-on art exhibition allowing guests to experience flowers with all five senses. One of NAKED’s most popular events, it has been held in locations throughout Japan and abroad, including Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Nihonbashi in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Korea. With the aroma of blossoms filling the air, the event will feature projection mapping covering every inch of Kochi Castle’s main tower. 

 

Works connected to the DANDELION PROJECT will also be on display. The DANDELION PROJECT is inspired by the idea of world peace and hopes to help transcend barriers and connect people in an increasingly divided world. By planting (or installing) dandelion-inspired art around the world, people are invited to use these network-connected dandelion exhibits to send their prayers for peace as a digital flower in real-time. When visitors to Kochi Castle interact with the Dandelion, the projection mapping will display the petals flying across the castle tower. Petals will also appear from those interacting with installations at Tokyo Tower, Kyoto, and other locations.

 

Representative Works on Display

DANDELION

A Hundred Flowers Blooming in Unison (Kochi Castle Tower Projection Mapping)

NAKED BIG BOOK, ‘Prologue’ 

MOSAIC FLOWERS

NAKED Distance Lanterns (Kochi Castle version)

NAKED Flower Cleansing (Kochi Castle version)

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