[Cherry Blossoms x Japanese Traditional Culture] “NAKED FLOWERS 2023” Sakura World Heritage Nijo Castle


An experiential art exhibition “NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Sakura World Heritage Nijo Castle” will be held from March 17th (Fri) to April 15th (Sat), 2023 at Nijo Castle, which is a World Heritage Site.

Important Cultural Property Karamon-Mapping "Sakura Emaki"

Japan’s “cherry blossoms”, which have been depicted as paintings, are dynamically expressed through projection mapping and lighting.
The grand structure of Karamon-Gate and the ground are gorgeously colored.

In front of the South Gate "Light Cherry Blossoms (Hikari-Sakura)"

Light up the wall with a cherry blossom pattern in a cherry blossom gradation color. Cherry blossoms bloom on the wall.
A photo spot where you can take pictures of the NAKED FLOWERS logo.

Cherry Orchard "Flower sound (Hana-oto)"

An interactive art where you can enjoy the sound and light of Japanese musical instruments by holding your hand over a lantern where blue butterflies perch.
Depending on the position of the lantern where you hold your hand, the tone and light will be different.

Kountei's "Spring Lights (Haru-no-hi)"

Kountei, which is reflected in the pond, is lit up together with real cherry blossoms. Trees, ponds, and Kountei are illuminated with lights that represent the arrival of spring.

"NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Sakura World Heritage Nijo Castle" Overview

Duration: March 17, 2023 (Fri) – April 15, 2023 (Sat)
Venue: Former Imperial Villa Nijo Castle

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