Artspace of the Light 光のアトリエ

現実と空想のはざまで Between Reality and Fantasy

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EVENT1 Light and Sound

For centuries, Amanohashidate has been known
as one of the “Three Most Scenic Views of Japan.”
The uniqueness of the sand spit has inspired human beings
since ancient times, and is the subject of many mythical stories. On this special occasion, sound artist Marihiko Hara who works on the texture / the silence of the soundscape,
and lighting designer Shiho Nagamachi who creates
the lights arrangement in the environments,
will turn the Amanohashidate beach
into a dream-like atmosphere of sound and light.

Date and Time: July 11 (Saturday)
September 30 (Wednesday), 19pm – 10:30pm

Venue: Amanohashidate Park
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Inquiry: Amanohashidate Station Tourist Information Center
314-2 Monju, Miyazu, Kyoto, JAPAN
[TEL] 0772-22-8030 [FAX] 0772-22-8710
(Office Hours: 9am -6pm)



  • Musician Marihiko Hara

    Graduated from the Department of Education, Kyoto University. His main interest is to compose serene silence in music and to pursue his own texture of sounds, through electric/acoustic sounds and field recordings. He released the album “Landscape in Portrait” in 2017, mixing melodic piano and electric abstract sounds. He produces music for theatre performances and collaborates with people involved in many fields, such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Vessel” by Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa, Hideki Noda’s plays, Paris Fashion Week and Kabuki Theatre.

    原摩利彦 Marihiko HARA
  • Lighting Designer Shiho Nagamachi

    Graduated from Kyoto Institute of Technology, visiting professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, part-time lecturer at Osaka University. She practices a variety of projects such as urban planning night scene design in public space, lighting plan for architecture and landscape, tourism town development with light at the core, public light art, and production of lighting brand. Recent works “Kobe City Meriken Park” “Mizuki Shigeru Road” “Kusatsugawa Park” “Dojima Bridge Light Up” “Nusamaibashi Light Up” “Nagato Town Development” “INAKA Illumi Ohnan” Other

    長町志穂 Shiho NAGAMACHI
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EVENT2 Double Horizon

Amanohashidate, one of Japan’s “three most scenic spots,”
features a project called “Between Reality and Fantasy,”
which uses light, moving image, and sound to create a fantastical experience. The artwork “Double Horizon” intends to describe
the original meaning of “Amanohashidate.”
In the Japanese language, both the sea and the sky are called “Ama."
Why are these two different elements expressed with the same sound?
Saito’s installation work suggests a space that
—derived from the origin of Amanohashidate—looks beyond the horizon.
The work will be exhibited at the approach to Motoise Kono Shrine,
a sacred place that inherently occupies a liminal margin between two worlds. Please feel free to experience this artwork, which makes use of looming fog and projections to give us the illusion of a three-dimensional sea surface, or flowing clouds.

Date and Time: October 16 (Friday)
November 23 (Tuesday), 6pm – 9pm Open ony Fri.,Sat.,Sun.,& National holiday
(remporary opens : Nov.2.Mon)

Venue: Motoise Kono Shrine
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  • Interactive Art Director, Media Artist Tatsuya Saito

    After graduating from UCLA Department of Arts and receiving his Master’s degree from Tokyo University of the Arts, Tatsuya established his design studio Abacus. Based on his observations about the human senses & cognitive functions and media technology, he has been active in various fields such as advertising, production, television, literature and show. His published works include “Putting Finger” (co-authored with Masahiko Sato, published by BIJUTSUSHUPPAN-SHA CO., LTD.) and “Card Animation – It Moves!” (KOKUYO S&T). He has been awarded an award at the Japan Media Arts Festival, NY ADC Award, D&AD, Good Design Award, one show Gold Award, AD STARS Gold Award, ADFEST Gold Award, L’Oreal Art and Science of Color Prize Bronze Award, and Grand Prix and Award for Scientific Technology at Laval Virtual in France. Tatsuya’s works have been exhibited internationally at locations such as the ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER (Australia), 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, NTT InterCommunication Center, and Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg). Tatsuya has his PhD in film and new media studies from Tokyo University of the Arts.

    Engineering : Yuki Anezaki, Kye Shimizu (N sketch)
    Motion Graphic : Marie Nagasue
    Sound Designer : Shinichi Suda (Twoth)

    齋藤 達也 SAITO Tatsuya
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EVENT3 Special Event


Date: Scheduled for November


Kyoto Prefecture Culture and Sports Department
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Kamigyo-ku Shidari-no-Shinmachi Nishiirinouchimachi,
Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, JAPAN

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  • To all visitors (to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
  • Please refrain from visiting the venue if you have symptoms such as fever.
  • Please wear a mask and keep a distance of 1 to 2 meters from each other so as not to be crowded while you are viewing.
  • Admission may be restricted depending on the situation.