PRISM – Macao Light Festival 2019


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Music,Concept,Art direction,design and animation

Music : Makoto Shozu
LED programming : Toshiki Yoshiike(mplusplus)
Lazer programming : Ryo Chigira(SIGNIF)
LED equipment assembly support : Nana Fumiki(mplusplus),Hinano Hasegawa(mplusplus)
LED equipment support : mplusplus Co., Ltd.
Laser equipment support : SOLU MEDIAGE inc.
Event producer : Macao Government Tourism Office

Macao Government Tourism Office

Macao Light Festival 2019

Not so many countries have so dramatic a history as Macao has had. Though tossed about in churns of historical currents of interventions from other countries, the people have waded through the currents with their flexibility and steeled conviction.  This conviction materialized, in December in 2019, in the form of her celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region.

To show our respect for the turning point of the 20th celebration, we created a projection mapping artwork to project to her landmark building, The St. Joseph’s Seminary and Church.  This seminary was established by the Jesuits and became the hub of their mission activities in Asia.  Its baroque architecture is adorned with the complex structure generating its beauty and diversity, which can tell us in turn a lot about the winding road of her history and culture.  In this artwork, we used 20 LED poles and laser beams.  Seeing the strength of the harmony emanating from the seemingly chaotic structure of the building, we introduced some uncontrolled random insertions into our artwork on purpose so that these unpredictable insertions will give rise to the chaotic periods of her history and then again be harmonized in due time, and lastly be solidified as one in the picture of the present day of Macao.  Our hope and endeavor in this tiny challenge of our artwork may give a little help that Macao will grow in strength and prosperity from now on as well





Pikachu Mass Breaking Out-chu! 2019


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Pikachu Sparkling Beat 2019

Art direction,Music,Design and animation

Credits [Projection Mapping]
Director : Kento Tomiyoshi(FLIGHTGRAF)
Opening Sound designer : Makoto Shozu(FLIGHTGRAF)
CG Artist : Zoltán Varga(EPER), Csaba Szabó(EPER), Phil Max Schöll(Weltraumgrafik), Ryo Chigira(SIGNIF), Kento Tomiyoshi(FLIGHTGRAF)
Projection / Audio Technical : Projection Mapping Association of Japan
VIDEO EQUIPMENT/technical : Magnux Inc.
AUDIO EQUIPMENT/technical : Shownan-Onkyou Inc.

The Pokémon Company / mplusplus Co., Ltd.

Pikachu Mass Breaking Out-chu! 2019

“Pikachu Mass Breaking Out-chu! 2019” staged from August 6th through 12th in 2019 generated some 2,000 Pichachus, the greatest number ever, and “Pikachu Sparkling Beat” at Minatomirai-plus-Pikachu decorated the Grand-Mall Park and livened up Yokohama and Minatomirai area together with projection-mapped Yokohama Art Museum and LED-decorated Pichachus dancing.
mplusplus as the general director and famous creators, artists and performers from various circles are taking part.
Projection mapping artists are contributing a tinge of international taste, EPER from Hungary and Weltraumgrafik from Germany.



2019年8月6日~8月12日の期間で行われた「ピカチュウ大量発生チュウ!2019」では、過去最大規模の延べ2,000匹のピカチュウたちが登場し、みなとみらいの街×ピカチュウにて「Pikachu Sparkling Beat」と題して、横浜美術館全体へのプロジェクションマッピングやLEDの装飾をあしらったピカチュウ達の光のパフォーマンスでグランモール公園を彩り、横浜・みなとみらい全体を盛り上げました。




THE GATE – The former Nara prison festival 2018


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Music,Concept,Art direction,design and animation

Lazer programming : Ryo Chigira(SIGNIF)
Animation : Shoichi Kita
Event producer : Projection Mapping Association of Japan(PMAJ)

Ministry of Justice Nara office / Projection Mapping Association of Japan

The former Nara prison festival 2018

The Gate is the art work presented on the former Nara Prison ( and then the Nara Juvenile Prison).  It was the last installation projected on the buildings used as a prison.  Narrating  Habiland system, the former Nara Prison buildings radiate in all directions from the lookout tower as the hub.  This art work was projected onto the center lookout tower which commands a sweeping view of all the detention houses.

Considering the building is in a special purpose as “a prison”, we choose to use abstracted images rather than direct references.  To etch the structure of the building, there is a scene projecting lazer beam onto a 80 meter hall of a detention house.  The beam deflects and is pregnant with blurry chase.  Though it can be suggestive of the test of its time and changes of its history and the punitive suffering, it still points in one direction and conceives a silver lining.

The former Nara Prison was completed in 1908.  It was one of “the five major prisons in Meiji Era” designed by Yamashita Keijiro.  This prison is the only one extant as it used to be.  Because of the problem of its durability, it was designated among the cultural assets and closed on 31st of March in 2017.  And there is a plan that it will be rebuilt as a hotel in 2020.


THE GATE は旧奈良監獄(現・奈良少年刑務所)で発表した作品である。この建築が監獄という状態で存在する最後のインスタレーションとなった。 旧奈良監獄は見張台を中心に放射状に収容棟を配置した「ハビランド・システム」が採用されており、この作品は、すべての収容棟を一望できる中央監視所で発表された。

この建物が”刑務所である”という特殊な状況であることを鑑み、直接的な表現ではなく抽象的なイメージを主に用いている。 また建築の構造を活かし、80mを越す収容棟の廊下に向けてレーザー光を投射する場面がある。光線は歪みやブレを孕み、それはこの建物が晒された時代の変遷や罪による苦悩を彷彿とさせるが、それでもなお一つの方向を指し示し、未来への希望を描き出す。

旧奈良監獄は1908年に竣工した、山下啓次郎設計による「明治の五大監獄」の一つ。ほぼ当時のまま現存する唯一の刑務所である。 残念ながら耐久性の問題により、2017年に重要文化財に指定されると同時に3月31日の廃庁(閉鎖)が決定した。2020年にはホテルとしての再建が計画されている。