Date | 9.28 (Tue) – 11.28 (Sun). 2020
Time | 10:00 – 17:00 (Tue–Fri), 9:00 – 18:00(Sat / Sun / Holiday)
Venue | Japan House São Paulo
Address | Av. Paulista, 52 – Bela Vista São Paulo / SP


Visual Photo | Satoshi Minakawa, Special Thanks | yokohama balloon
Exhibition Photo | Marina Melchers / Japan House São Paulo

From September 28 to November 28, Japan House São Paulo presents "Equilíbrio” (Balance), an unprecedented installation with more than 9,000 balloons made by the Japanese duo DAISY BALLOON, known for their works with great visual impact that have delighted people all around the world. For the first time in Latin America, Rie Hosokai, an artist specializing in balloons, and Takashi Kawada, an art director and graphic designer, were inspired by the cycles of nature to c-reate the work that will change over the weeks, marking the inevitability of the passage of time.
Known for creating projects in different formats, ranging from shop windows, fashion editorials, dresses, and potted plants to advertising pieces, the duo also stands out for occupying spaces with large artistic installations, such as the one that can be seen at JHSP. Their works are notable for the use of self-made balloons, which add great novelty to the productions. Coming in at 11 meters in length and more than three meters in height, the work is site-specific, was designed exclusively for the exhibition area on the ground floor of Japan House São Paulo, and features balloons made together with Yokohama Balloon Co. Ltd. The balloons are covered with an outer layer of polarized film, and when light shines on the installation, a spectrum of immanent colors reflects in the exhibition space, an effect similar to that of the aurora borealis. The organic format of the work also draws attention and contrasts with synthetic materials.
“The shape of the installation is suggestive of the course of the water cycle, as if the balloons were droplets of water and clouds rising in the air to turn into rain and fall back to the ground”, explains Japan House São Paulo Cultural Director and exhibition curator Natasha Barzaghi Geenen.
The installation has an admirable visual impact and offers visitors a unique immersive experience, as they will be allowed to walk through it following a defined route.
“The audience will be able to witness the passage of time throughout the exhibition in a different way, as the trend is for the balloons to wither and change the installation in a subtle manner every day. The work condenses many typical Japanese concepts and ways of thinking, values balance and harmony, poetically symbolizes the passage of time, reinforces the importance of and fascination with the inexorable rules of nature, while, by using balloons that defy its ephemeral essence, also addresses a constant duality that permeates us”, highlights curator Natasha.

Curator|Natasha Barzaghi Geenen, Assistant Curator|Gabriela Goelzer Bacelar, Planning and Production|Melissa Barbosa e Adriana Rodrigues, Logistics|Tiago Souza, TS Logistica, Construction Coordinator|Rafael Filipi, Projeta、Assistant Construction Coordinator|Renato Bonfim, Final Construction Tuning|Renato Santos, Louis Alamino, Elias Joaquim, Ludmila Figueiredo, Ricardo Soares, Lighting Engineer|Fernanda Carvalho, Luana Alves、Emilia Ramos, Lighting|Santa Luz, Expography|Jeanine Menezes, Estúdio Gru, Lia Untem, Estúdio Gru, Scenography|Artos, Visual Communication|Thiago Minoru e Tissa Kimoto, Pandoala Estudio, Printing|Omamulti, Translation|Anna Ligia Pozzetti, Komorebi, Cristina Sagara, Sagara Assessoria Linguística e Eduardo Lasota, Alcance Consultoria de Idiomas, Text Editor|Armando Olivetti, Official Film|Tomada Produção Audiovisual, Official Photography|Marina Melchers, Accessibility Consultant|Arte Inclusão, Accessibility Table|Iguale, Ver com Palavras, Efeito Visual, Tissa Kimoto, Pandoala Estudio e Arthur Souza, ArtSim, Accessibility Platform|UMPARATODOS, Visual Image|Satoshi Minakawa, Special Thanks|yokohama balloon


Date | 10.23 (Fri) – 11.3 (Tue). 2020
Time | 8:00 – 22:00
Venue | sequence hotel, MIYASHITA PARK
Address | MIYASHITA PARK North, 6-20-10, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
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Joining | By linking together polyethylene material which has become a part of everyday lives, we can rethink its characteristics and background and discover new purposes for the future. We hope this will become an opportunity to think about what the future should be in terms of the relationship between people and the environment, people and people, and people and society.
Size | W5×H2m, Materials | Polyethylene


Date | 12.8 (Sat.) - 12.20 (Thu.), 2018
Time | 11:00 - 20:00
Venue | House of Genius Tokyo
Address | 5-2-12 R2-A, Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 171-00262
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Based on Moncler's iconic down, MONCLER GENIUS is an ongoing project involving the work of eight groups of world-renowned creators. This revolutionary project has also lead to the creation of the concept store, HOUSE OF GENIUS, which has opened in Minami Aoyama and New York.
A limited special event called 6 MONCLER NOIR KEI NINOMIYA, featuring the elaborate designs and experimental approach of Noir Kei Ninomiya, was held from 12/8 (Saturday). DAISY BALLOON created the installations, including the works Cocoon (Mayu), Error Monduck, and Rubber Monduck. Customers who purchased NOIR KEI NINOMIYA items received a 6 MONCLER Rubber Monduck gift (NOIR KEI NINOMIYA × DAISY BALLOON).

Size (Cocoon | W1500×H3400mm (Photo 2), Error Monduck | W1300×H2100mm (Photo 3), Rubber Monduck | W172×H193mm (Photo 4)
Photographer | Masaki Ogawa


Date | 8.18 (Fri.) - 9.3 (Sun.), 2017
Time | 10:00 - 21:00 (Mon. - Sat.), 10:00 - 20:00 (Sun., Holiday)
Venue | SEIBU SHIBUYA, Building A, 7th Floor, Special Event Venue
Address | 21-1, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8330
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Sponsor | SEIBU SHIBUYA, Cooperation | Image/SIGNO, DAISY BALLOON, Sho Konishi, Space Composition | Junji Tanigawa (JTQ), Graphic | HITSFAMILY, Video | Soshi Nakamura, Sound | Kei Komatsu, Special Thanks to Shojinmeat, Taisuke Shimanuki

The exhibition “bionic by sputniko!” which showcases the future of biotechnological fashion, is coming to Seibu Shibuya. This exhibition is based on the notion of “what if the future brings clothing created through biological technology?” and is an experimental installation (showing growth during the exhibition) that considers fashion as an extension of the human body that can be generated biologically.
Daisy Balloon will present futuristic fashion adapted to four life scenarios: self-generation (sleep), the ability to extend our bodies to swim efficiently (exercise), to challenge our tastes and TPO (dating), and to give color to a brilliant moment of our lives (wedding).


Date | 8.29 (Tue) - 8.31 (Thu), 2017
Time | 12:00 - 19:00 (29・30), 11:00 - 17:00 (31)
Venue | Le Hall TOGO
Address | Park Dourt Jingumae 2F, 1-4-20, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001

The skull, which has been the brand logo of MARK&LONA, celebrating their 10th anniversary, has been represented in 3D. Using geometric placement and the shadows of each piece, the skull gives off a different expression depending on the viewing angle.
(Skull Size | W1700×H2200mm)


Date | 7.22 (Fri). 2016
Private viewing | 16:00 – 18:00
Reception party | 20:15 –
Address | 7 Aketacho, Higashi-Kujo, Minami-Ku, Kyoto. 601-8044

BLACK HOLE: Date | 5. 2016
Daisy Balloon | Kohei Nawa

The recent renovation brings the addition of 67 new rooms with art direction by SANDWICH, featuring the concept of 365 Days Art Fair. This progressive initiative received a wide range of support from world renowned artists to young artists, along with ARTOTHEQUE and Gallery Nomart. There are over 200 art works created by over 70 artists displayed in the guest rooms, public areas and all throughout the hotel. The works can be purchased and they are always kept fresh with the constant cycle of new incoming pieces.
Daisy Balloon’s exhibition is on the first floor [Room No. 164]. In the room are two pieces from the Big Bang series, and in the yard is a piece titled Black Hole, a collaboration between Daisy Balloon and sculptor Kohei Nawa.


Date | 2.2 (Sun) – 2.10 (Mon) . 2014
Time | 7:00 – 26:00
Address | KAIKANYAMA T-SITE, 17-5, Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. 150-0033
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Book Cover | Artwork :
Balloon | DAISY BALLOON, Photography | Satoshi Minakawa, Make-up | EBARA, Hair | Koji Ichikawa, Stylist | Koji Oyamada

Since forming in 2008, balloon artist DAISY BALLOON has continued to create balloon works based the themes of perception and quality which has now published in their second art book release.
The book is a collection of 16 works created between April 2012 through November 2013. The first creation focuses on the balloon as the principal material. The second piece is an ambitious creation that incorporates non-balloon materials. The experimental fusion of alternative materials proves to be a success in exposing the different facets of balloons. We hope that you will someday be able to experience their new creations up close. Daikanyama Tsutaya Books will have an exhibition along with the pre-release of photo book vol. 2.


Date | 1.24 (Fri). 2014
Venue | colette Paris
Address | 213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris

The jewelry collection created through the collaboration of Mikimoto and Hello Kitty was unveiled at the Paris boutique, Colette.
Daisy Balloon presented a pearl black balloon dress to compliment the pearl white jewelry, and a balloon bag inspired by the Mikimoto x Hello Kitty jewelry collaboration.


Piece of Peace “World Heritage Exhibit Built With Lego® Brick”:
Exhibition | 10.2012
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan

DAISY BALLOON Book vol.2 | “Fiction”:
Date | 11.2013
Page | 57-61
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan
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Photographer | Satoshi Minakawa, Hair | Dai Michishita, Make-up | Kanako Yoshida

Aging | There is fear in that we are all different from one another, but that is also the gateway to self-consciousness.Self-consciousness was once whole, but in the modern trend where all things whole get broken down, it too is about to get deconstructed. For that reason,people now seek to reconstruct their consciousness by extending it onto others.Through this process of extension, we have learned to unravel things down to their basic elements. We are succeeding at digging up new knowledge of what it is we all share.This knowledge that bonds different people together seems to appear suddenly, but in reality it is already coded into our planet, our universe. We construct things from the most basic building blocks. What are we to discover from this process? To find the answer, we must continue to turn our gaze toward those around us.


Date | 2.24 (Wed) – 3.14 (Sun) . 2010
Time | 10:00-20:00
Venue | Harbor City (Hong Kong)
Address | 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

DAISY BALLOON Book vol.2 | “Light, Shadow and Balloons”:
Date | 1.2010
Page | 27-45
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan

Photographer | Hiroshi Manaka, Photo Retouch | Yoshiaki Sakurai, Hair&Make-up | Rie Suda, Stylist | Tastuhiko Marumoto

We exhibited 14 works at the “Chocolate A-Z Exhibition”held at Harbour City, Hong Kong’s largest shopping mall. The entire exhibit spanned a 70-meter stretch of walkway. This exhibition was curated by Hong Kong creative studio, AllRightsReserved, and featured chocolate in all its glory through the A-Z of chocolate-focused artwork and products. 35 artists and designers created works for this exhibit. Knowing this event would draw well-known artists, we wanted to shine a massive light toward the hidden talent within Japan and show off the shadows it casted. In this stagnant Japanese economy, innovation is critical, but at the same time, we need to put the spotlight on things that are still in the dark. This should be Japan’s next step. When you look into a bright flashlight, you see a shadow the moment you close your eyes. In a similar way, we hope our vivid colors and dynamic visuals have seared a lasting impression into the minds of the viewers who traversed the walkway and that they will remember that it represents Japan’s path toward progress.