Important Cultural Property Hirosaki Castle Autumn Leaves Night Walk


Naked Co., Ltd. enjoys autumn at Hirosaki Park in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture from September 18th (Friday) to November 8th (Sunday), 2020, before the autumn leaves begin. We are involved in the planning, production and production of “Naked Hikari no Sakura Autumn Leaves”. This is the first time Naked has held an art event in Aomori Prefecture.
Starting with a safe and enjoyable production using “Distance Lantern ™” with social distance as an art, we will operate with consideration for safety in preventing infectious diseases, and at the same time, even those who can not go to the site can enjoy the autumn leaves of Hirosaki Castle We will carry out an original VR kit present campaign.

Hirosaki Park in Aomori Prefecture is a stage that conveys the charm of Japanese culture, such as the Sakura Festival in spring, the Chrysanthemum and Autumn Leaves Festival in autumn, and the Snow Lantern Festival in winter. However, due to the spread of coronavirus infection this year, the park was temporarily closed and the Sakura Festival and the Summer Neputa Festival were also canceled. Now it has resumed, and this fall, we will hold “Hikari no Sakura Autumn Leaves” so that you can enjoy the autumn of Hirosaki even from September before the autumn leaves begin, while taking measures against the spread of coronavirus infection. ..

With the theme of the story that the goldfish “Tsugaru Nishiki”, which was born in the Tsugaru clan (currently Aomori Prefecture) in the Edo period, invites you to experience the autumn leaves, the projection mapping of the nationally designated important cultural material “Hirosaki Castle” to the castle tower and stone walls We will carry out a production with the motif of cherry blossoms and Neputa, which are reminiscent of the canceled Sakura Festival. In addition, the cherry blossoms that are carefully cared for by the cherry blossoms, the autumn leaves are lit up, the shabon with the scent of sound and aroma, and the laser light are used for the production. We will create a fantastic space that you can enjoy with the five senses unique to naked.

"Distance Lantern ™" collaborates with Goldfish Neputa

“Distance Lantern ™” is a lantern that is a participatory art of social distance created by Naked. The light of the lanterns serves as a guideline, and it is an art work that allows you to take a walk while keeping the social distance naturally, and you can also participate in the production of light. This time, “Distance Lantern ™” and Hirosaki City’s traditional culture “Neputa” are collaborating. It is a goldfish Neputa lantern with the motif of the goldfish “Tsugaru Nishiki” that was born in the Tsugaru clan in the Edo period, and the shadow of the goldfish appears on the ground.

An original VR kit that anyone can enjoy the autumn leaves of Hirosaki Park will be presented

The first 500 people who answered the special questionnaire on the official event website will be presented with [NAKED, INC. VR] “Hirosaki Castle Light Cherry Blossom Autumn Leaves” to enjoy sightseeing at home. While refraining from traveling far away, you can enjoy the “Autumn Leaves of Light Cherry Blossoms” at Hirosaki Castle as a new experience all over the country.
* Products will be shipped in early October.

Representative content

Gejobashi “The Beginning of Yellow Leaves”

Light up and music will show how the green cherry leaves begin to turn yellow, leading to a mysterious autumn festival.

Ishigaki “News of the Fall”

The autumn story begins with projection mapping. Hirosaki’s goldfish “Tsugaru Nishiki” turns red to create a deep autumn foliage.

Hirosaki Castle castle tower “Feast of Kinshu”

The overflowing “Akimankai” that captures the tradition of Hirosaki in a design is produced by projection mapping that makes use of the architectural beauty of the castle tower. The surrounding trees shine as if they resonate.

Near Hirosaki Castle castle tower “Akika’s small diameter”

A path where the trees are lit up and the most reddish autumn moment is produced with light and sound. Soap bubbles that contain aromas that have a sterilizing effect fly fantastically in the space.

Takaoka Bridge “Late Autumn Tour”

From autumn to winter. By projection mapping to the bridge, the leaves of the autumn leaves unraveled from Tsugaru Nishiki flow to the back of the bridge, expressing the melancholy beauty of the changing seasons.

“Distance Lantern ™” Hirosaki Neputa Collaboration

Co-produced with a Neputa craftsman from “Tsugaru-han Neputa Village”.
Have a lantern whose ground is illuminated with a goldfish pattern, and go around the park.
Participatory art that allows you to participate in the production of light while maintaining a social distance with a circle of light.
> Tsugaru-han Neputa Village

* The number of people may be limited in the venue to prevent the new coronavirus infection.
* Temperature will be measured at the entrance of the venue. Those above 37.5 ℃ are not allowed to enter.
* Please wear a mask when you come to the venue.
* Please disinfect your hands when you enter.
* The content and schedule may be changed or canceled depending on the spread of the new coronavirus.

Outline of the event

Event name: Hirosaki Castle x Naked Light Cherry Blossom Autumn Leaves
Date: 2020/9/18 (Friday) -9/22 (Tuesday)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 23, 2020 (Wednesday) to October 31, 2020 (Saturday)
2020/11/1 (Sun) 2020/11/8 (Sun)
Holding time: 2020/9/18 (Fri) -9/22 (Tue) 18: 00 ~ 21: 00
2020/9/23 (Wednesday) -10/31 (Sunday) Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sunset ~ 21: 00
2020/11/1 (Sun) ~ 11/8 (Sun) Sunset ~ 21: 00
Location: Hirosaki Park
Admission: Free

Inquiries about the event: Hirosaki Castle Autumn Festival Executive Committee (Hirosaki City Tourism Division) 0172-35-1128 * From 10:00 to 17:00 on flat days
Organizer: Hirosaki Castle Autumn Festival Executive Committee
Planning / Direction / Production: NAKED, INC.
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ABOUT Naked Co., Ltd.

A creative company founded by Ryotaro Muramatsu in 1997 with directors, designers and writers. Based on the principles of “Core Creative,” “Total Creation,” and “Borderless Creativity,” he engages in activities that transcend genres such as movies, TV, MV, advertising, spatial production, regional revitalization, and educational programs.

In recent years, we have developed many shows using 3D projection mapping and immersive events that combine technology and realism represented by “FLOWERS BY NAKED” and “TOKYO ART CITY BY NAKED”. In 2017, we opened “TREE by NAKED yoyogi park”, an experience-based restaurant for food and art, in Tokyo. It creates new experiences and values ​​in every SCENE of LIFE, including art, entertainment, culture, tradition, education, music, cities, food, and sports.

Representative works in 2019 include “OCEAN BY NAKED” held in Shanghai, the new monument “Water Tree” in Osaka “Izumi no Hiroba”, and seasonal productions at Tokyo Tower and Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa. In early spring of 2020, we announced “FLOWERS BY NAKED 2020-Sakura-“, a flower-based art exhibition that celebrated its 5th anniversary this year.

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