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Sakuya Lumina

An enchanted night walk at Osaka Castle

2018 - Osaka

Sakuya Lumina opens a luminous portal to the future in Osaka Castle Park
thunder powered by X-agora multimedia software

  • COMMUNICATION ARTS Interactive Competition | Environmental, 2020

Drawing inspiration from the local culture of Osaka—its neon colours, humour and vibrance—this Lumina night walk invites visitors to see Osaka Castle Park in a totally new way. Illuminated by the city’s forward thinking and avant garde spirit, Sakuya Lumina transforms Osaka’s most iconic location into a world of wonder unlike anything Osakans could have imagined.

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From the very beginning of the project, the creative team collaborated closely with our partner, Yoshimoto, as we sought to create a futuristic journey that would capture the City’s wild and creative side, while also appealing to a universal audience. For over a year, our team of artists and digital magicians were hard at work crafting a world full of quirky characters and fun interactive activities. Visitors follow the adventurous Akiyo and her fantastical new friends, Balun, Pulpo and Mariposa on their quest to reopen a portal to the future. Along the way everyone gets to join in the fun and help this zany band of characters complete their mission thanks to a variety of interactive installations. All it takes to join in is a little joy, and a smile!