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Date | 11.3 (Fri).2023 – 1.10 (Wed). 2024
Venue | World Financial Center
Address | No.1 East 3rd Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Official|https://www.bjwfc.cn/?lang=en

Resonance | When the lights unite and sway, new life energy emerges, forming a diverse spectrum of colors. The fluid design brings infinite possibilities, inspiring dreams and vitality. Resonance connects everyone and encourages collective embrace of its vibrant creativity and vitality.

※ Henderson China once again joins hands with international balloon art unit, DAISY BALLOON, following their first collaboration in 2018. New art installations will be presented at Beijing wfc, Lumina Shanghai and Lumina Guangzhou. This project celebrates the establishment of our latest brand - LUMINA, conveying the integration of work and life, bringing hope and limitless possibilities to our community, fostering interaction and communication among diverse individuals and professionals.
Through the project "Walking on Air", balloon art and creativity are ingeniously blended together, intertwining and diffusing vibrant balloons of colors. We hope you can take a moment to pause, appreciate, and find solace in the beauty of our community.

Size | W6×D14.7×H4.5m

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Date | 11.22 (Wed).2023 – 2.24 (Wed). 2024
Venue | LUMINA Guangzhou
Address | 11 Qiao Guang West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou,Guangdong, China
Official|http://www.gzlumina.com/

Harmony | The light never fades as its cycle, maintaining a balance between the breaking and reformation of life energy. Journey through this enchanting corridor of “Harmony”, immerse yourself in the surrounding and the interconnection of culture and community, fostering a harmonious atmosphere.

※ Henderson China once again joins hands with international balloon art unit, DAISY BALLOON, following their first collaboration in 2018. New art installations will be presented at Beijing wfc, Lumina Shanghai and Lumina Guangzhou. This project celebrates the establishment of our latest brand - LUMINA, conveying the integration of work and life, bringing hope and limitless possibilities to our community, fostering interaction and communication among diverse individuals and professionals.
Through the project "Walking on Air", balloon art and creativity are ingeniously blended together, intertwining and diffusing vibrant balloons of colors. We hope you can take a moment to pause, appreciate, and find solace in the beauty of our community.

Size | W6×D16×H4m

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Date | 11.16 (Tue).2023 – 1.10 (Sun). 2024
Venue | LUMINA Shanghai - Star Arena
Address | Longyao Road No.175, Xuhui District
Official|http://www.shlumina.com/index.php

Integration | The expanding rays of light merge diverse realms, harmoniously blending with the surrounding environment and symbolizing a profound appreciation for the essence of life and the vibrant convergence of life force.

※ Henderson China once again joins hands with international balloon art unit, DAISY BALLOON, following their first collaboration in 2018. New art installations will be presented at Beijing wfc, Lumina Shanghai and Lumina Guangzhou. This project celebrates the establishment of our latest brand - LUMINA, conveying the integration of work and life, bringing hope and limitless possibilities to our community, fostering interaction and communication among diverse individuals and professionals.
Through the project "Walking on Air", balloon art and creativity are ingeniously blended together, intertwining and diffusing vibrant balloons of colors. We hope you can take a moment to pause, appreciate, and find solace in the beauty of our community.

Size | W10×H3m

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Date | 11.16 (Tue).2023 – 1.10 (Sun). 2024
Venue | LUMINA Shanghai - Atrium
Address | Longyao Road No.175, Xuhui District
Official|http://www.shlumina.com/index.php

Expansion | Colorful balloons sway through the air as light particles separate and expand, forming a constellation of stars suspended in the air. This embodies the essence of growth and exploration, while also representing the spreading and diffusion of hope in the world.

※ Henderson China once again joins hands with international balloon art unit, DAISY BALLOON, following their first collaboration in 2018. New art installations will be presented at Beijing wfc, Lumina Shanghai and Lumina Guangzhou. This project celebrates the establishment of our latest brand - LUMINA, conveying the integration of work and life, bringing hope and limitless possibilities to our community, fostering interaction and communication among diverse individuals and professionals.
Through the project "Walking on Air", balloon art and creativity are ingeniously blended together, intertwining and diffusing vibrant balloons of colors. We hope you can take a moment to pause, appreciate, and find solace in the beauty of our community.

Size | W10×H22m

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Date | 11.9 (Tue) – 11.12 (Sun). 2023
Time | 12:00 – 18:00
Venue | West Bund Dome Art Center (booth | DG2)
Address | 2555, Longteng Ave., Shanghai
Official|http://www.westbundshanghai.com/index.php/Index/

Birth | When light interwines and dances together, it creates new life energy. The artwork showcases the infinite extension of power and the rhythmic movement of life; returning to the origin of colors and exploring the life of source.

※ Henderson China once again joins hands with international balloon art unit, DAISY BALLOON, following their first collaboration in 2018. New art installations will be presented at Beijing wfc, Lumina Shanghai and Lumina Guangzhou. This project celebrates the establishment of our latest brand - LUMINA, conveying the integration of work and life, bringing hope and limitless possibilities to our community, fostering interaction and communication among diverse individuals and professionals.
Through the project "Walking on Air", balloon art and creativity are ingeniously blended together, intertwining and diffusing vibrant balloons of colors. We hope you can take a moment to pause, appreciate, and find solace in the beauty of our community.

Size | W3000×H3000mm

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Date | 8.11 (Fri) – 9.3 (Sun). 2023, 11:00 – 23:00 (* Special exhibit every 30 minutes from 17:40 – 21:40)
8.18 (Fri) – 8.27 (Sun). 2023, 11:00 – 20:00 (* Limited time only XR art content exhibit: Constellation Creatures)
Venue | KITTE MARUNOUCHI Atrium
Address | 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Official | https://marunouchi.jp-kitte.jp/shop/tentaikansoku2023/

Organizer | JAPAN POST HOLDINGS Co.Ltd., Planning・Operation | Japan Post Real Estate Co.Ltd., JAPAN POST BUILDING MANAGEMENT Co.Ltd., Produce | SPACIAL MEDIA Inc.
Photo Exhibition | KAGAYA, Object | DAISY BALLOON

Japan Post's commercial facility, KITTE, will hold a special event called KITTE Marunouchi 10th Summer Program - Summer Astronomical Observation to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Based on a Milky Way Galaxy theme, the first floor atrium features a 25-meter-long Milky Way objet d'art entitled Milky Way Extending Into the Sky, A Journey of 100,000 light years. In conjunction, the photo exhibition Unite Japan through the Starry Skies! Photo Exhibit by Astrophotographer KAGAYA will also be held.
DAISY BALLOON created the Milky Way objet d'art. From within the work, the Summer Triangle of Vega, Altair and Deneb project three points from which light pours down into the internal structure.

Size | W11.2×H25m

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Date | 5.31 (Wed) – 6.12 (Mon) . 2023
Time | 10:00 – 20:00
Venue | Hankyu Umeda Store 9F floor, SHUKUSAI Plaza
Address | 8-7 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku,Osaka City 530-8350 Japan
Osaka Art & Design | https://www.osaka-artanddesign.com/

Osaka Art & Design 2023, an area-based event where you can encounter art and design as you stroll through the streets of Osaka, is coming. Centered around Umeda, home of Hankyu Umeda Main Store, and including areas such as Nakanoshima, Tenmabashi, Kyomachibori, Honmachi and Shinsaibashi, roughly 20 galleries and stores from each of these locations will be in participation. Interact with a multitude of creations through the 30+ exhibitions, and feel the unique resonance of Osaka's culture.
DAISY BALLOON will exhibit the balloon shell artwork, Roots: The Gathering of Life, at the Shukusai Plaza on the 9th floor of Hankyu Umeda Main Store and premiere the Hankyu Department Store x DAISY BALLOON collaborative work, Apple bear. The display will feature up to 10 of each of the four bear designs.

Balloon Shell, an installation that hangs from the 1st floor windows and the ceiling of the 9th floor Shukusai Plaza, is a construction of shells. The shells are made by wrapping and hardening white thread around a balloon and extracting it to leave just the outer sculpted shell. The balloon remnants extracted from the shell are placed back inside Apple bear, representing the cycle of nature and the micro universe which expands like the cosmic universe. This work has also extended to becoming the key visual for this area-based event, Osaka Art & Design. The visual is a graphic design based on macro photographs of our Apple bear work. Apple bear | Apple Bear is one of the creations of the Animal Font Project in which each letter of the alphabet is represented by an endangered species (A=Apple bear). Following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, the Animal Font Project was then developed as an application to raise awareness of natural disasters related to global warming and climate change, becoming a symbolic work that opened new avenues for DAISY BALLOON. Apple bear, which features an apple motif symbolizing many things including birth, knowledge, love, and creativity, is a reminder for us to return to our origins = our portrait.

Apple bear title | OCEAN:AQUA, CORAL, ATMOS, MAGMA
Size | W145×H245×D110mm
Direction | HITSFAMILY, Bodywork+Package design | Yoshiyasu Saitou, Photo | Masaki Ogawa

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Date | Ocean “The Origin of Life” 5.10 (Wed) – 6.26 (Mon). 2023
Root “The Gathering of Life” 5.10 (Wed) – 6.26 (Mon). 2023
Forest “The Return to Origins” 6.28 (Wed) – 7.24 (Mon). 2023
Time | 10:00 – 24:00 (1F Window), 10:00 – 22:00 (9F floor)
Venue | Hankyu Umeda Store 1F Window (Ocean/Forest), 9F floor, SHUKUSAI Plaza (Root)
Address | 8-7 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku,Osaka City 530-8350 Japan
Official|https://website.hankyu-dept.co.jp/honten/h/window/index.html

Organizer | HANKYU HANSHIN DEPARTMENT STORES, INC., Produce | DESIGNART, Lighting Engineer | LUFTZUG, DOTWORKS Inc., Construction Coordinator | waki process inc., Balloon | DAISY BALLOON, fiber | TOYOSHIMA & CO.,LTD., ONUKI LIMITED

The 7-panel window display in the concourse of the Hankyu Umeda Main Store was created by Daisy Balloon. The balloon shells* used throughout this exhibition started as a representation of the ocean, which then transformed into roots, and is now finally coming to a close in the form of a forest.
*The balloon shell is a sculpted work made of thread (or other fiber materials) wrapped and hardened around a balloon. Each shell represents the smallest unit of matter, with the inner balloon as the 'cell' and the outer shell as the 'cell wall.' When the cells form a mass, they become lifeforms and civilizations. This work is a visual representation of both the micro and macro workings of life. The balloon shells in the Hankyu Umeda first floor concourse window and the ninth floor Shukusai Plaza are made of recycled and leftover fibers (thread).

Ocean “The Origin of Life” | This work captures the energy of schooling fish when they innately respond and repel as part of a collective movement in which they circulate continuously in torus formation, expanding and shifting as they move along. Balloons enclosed within their hardened fiber shells (balloons shells) will slowly degrade throughout the duration of this exhibition. (Photo | 01-06)
Root “The Gathering of Life” | An immense root collects the energy created in the ocean and provides our earth with a continuous supply of life forms. There will also be a light show in which vast roots absorb water and returns energy to the forest, depicted by the movement of light. (Photo | 07)
Forest “The Return to Origins” | An array of vast roots filled with the energy of life form the forests of our earth, which then give rise to new life such as flowers, fruit, and animals. This is a visual representation of the cycling of energy. (Photo | 08-12)

Photo | HANKYU HANSHIN DEPARTMENT STORES, INC.

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Date | 5.27 (Sat) 10:00 – 5.28 (Sun) 18:00. 2023
Venue | Roppongi Hills Metro Hat
Address | 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6108
Official|https://www.roppongiartnight.com/2023/
Program|https://www.roppongiartnight.com/2023/programs/16812

Turbulence|There is a light to be found in the volatile, uncertain, complex and obscure dimension of modern society. We express this idea by weaving together long balloons and warping its surface. The aim of this work is not to blame injustice and absurdity, but to quietly reflect on our inner conflicts and to instill the hope that we can adapt ourselves freely to the unpredictable turbulence of our world.

Size|W10×D5m

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Date | 4.28 (Fri). 2023
Time | Open 18:30 Start 19:00
Venue | Hankyu Umeda Store 1F Window (Ocean/Forest), 9F floor, SHUKUSAI Plaza (Root)
Address | 13 Okazakisaishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 606-8342 Japan
Official|https://rohmtheatrekyoto.jp/event/103113/
Bijutsutecho|https://bijutsutecho.com/magazine/news/report/27155

Supervisor | Asami Kiyokawa, Story | Seiko Ito
Performance | Soichiro Hayashi, Koukun Ohtsuki, Isshi Yuki, Music | Marihiko Hara, Stage art | DAISY BALLOON

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Date | 11.16 (Wed) – 12.25 (Sun) . 2022
Time | 11:00 – 23:00 (* Special performance every 20 minutes (2.5 minutes) * First time from 11:20, final time from 22:40)
Venue | Main Building walkway large staircase
Address | 4-12-10, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Interview|https://www.omotesandohills.com/en/feature/2022/008137.html
Mini Album “The Journey Back to Our Source”|https://linkco.re/0sXb6eDS
YouTube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78PVwzKSQ_I

Client|Mori Building Co., Ltd., Produce|Yasuko Sato (Pranks Inc.)

Special Performance of Sound|“Prologue” Composed by Tanaka Youske, “The Journey Back to Our Source” Composed by Mamiko Hirai
Musicians|Piano & Organ & Quartzophone : Mamiko Hirai, Guitars : Yosuke Tanaka, Voice : Tomoko Kanda, Drums & Percussion : Tsuyoshi Miyagawa, Birds : Matinee, Soirée, Journee, Terra, Nova & Pi-chan, Glass : Mika Aoki, Arranged by Mamiko Hirai, Yosuke Tanaka, Mixed by Yosuke Tanaka, Drums & Percussion Recorded by Ryo Dehara, Drums & Percussion Recorded at FukuyamaCable, Piano Tuning : Shigeno kako (Takagi Klavier Inc.), Title-translation by Shiori Okazaki, Jacket design by Takashi Kawada, Special thanks to DAISY BALLOON

The balloon artist unit "DAISY BALLOON" is appointed for this year's Christmas illumination production. With the theme of "floating balloon tree of light", approximately 14,000 balloons, each made by hand, will be used to create a Christmas illumination that uses the entire atrium space that is the symbol of OMOTESANDO HILLS. In the center, a glowing tree with a height of about 9m, made up of small balloons, appears. Countless balloons are also scattered on the top, forming a large undulation that expresses how the energy of the joy of Christmas spreads. In the special performance of sound and light that is held every 20 minutes, the color of the tree in the center changes according to the music written especially for this event by composer and pianist Mamiko Hirai, creating a fantastical atrium space. wrapped in light.

Size|Christmas tree : W4×H9m

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Date | 10.14 (Fri) – 10.16 (Sun) . 2022
Venue | ROPPONGI ACADEMYHILLS
Address | Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6149

Balloon|DAISY BALLOON、Musician/Acoustic design|KAITO SAKUMA、Visual design|Akira Terabe、Medical advisor: Shohei Noguchi M.D. , Ph. D.、Experience design|Naoko Hiyama

We exhibited three installations on the ceiling of the Roppongi Academy Hills corridor (Roppongi Hills 49th floor) for FemtechFes 2022.
Inspired by a microscopic image of bodily hormones, the hovering balloons represent serotonin and adrenaline. The silver balloons are the human body and moving toward it are purple, blue and copper balloons, metaphors for serotonin and adrenaline. The actual balance and movement occuring within our bodies is visualized in this dynamic work.
The music, delivered through 24 hidden speakers in the venue, is based on a physics simulation algorithm created by sound artist KAITO SAKUMA, in which gravity causes musical notes to move and clash with one another to produce music. If neurotransmitters were musical notes, this would be the sound to express their balance and movement.

Size(1.SEROTONIN Balloon|W1800×H1200×D3200、2.ADRENALINE Balloon|W1800×H1400×D4600、3.SEROTONIN Balloon|W1800×H1400×D3800)

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Articles|Harper’s BAZAAR 11 No.85
Page|201-207
Official|https://www.harpersbazaar.com/jp/celebrity/celebrity-interview/a41190329/ua-220920-hb/
Interview|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs6Zk_TVPGs&t=43s

Photographs|Hiroshi Manaka, Makeup|COCO at SEKIKAWA OFFICE, Hair|MASAYOSHI OKUDAIRA at YAMANAKA MANAGEMENT, Styling|KUMIKO IIJIMA at POTESALA, Balloon: DAISY BALLOON, Model|UA

We created the balloon outfit worn by UA in the November edition of Harper's BAZAAR: Beauty "ART DE VIVRE" section.
In the interview, UA shares her "current" aesthetic inspired by country life on a Canadian farm and what it means to live on this earth.

201-203, 207(Costume), 204-205(Headpiece)

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Date | 9.7 (Wed) – 9.16 (Fri) . 2022, Time | 10:00 – 20:00 (Advance Exhibition)
   9.17 (Sat) – 9.19 (Mon., Holiday) . 2022, * 10:00 – 22:00 (9.19 (Mon/Holiday) open until 18:00 only)
Venue | Roppongi Hills Metro Hat
Address | 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6108
Official|https://www.roppongiartnight.com/2022/en/
Program|https://www.roppongiartnight.com/2022/programs/14998
Guidebook|https://www.roppongiartnight.com/2022/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/ran2022_pressrelease_en02_vol2.pdf

Roppongi Art Night 2022 will be held from September 17th (Saturday) to September 19th (Monday/holiday).
Daisy Balloon will also hold a pre-opening exhibition of "Wave" from September 7th (Wednesday) to September 16th (Friday) at Roppongi Hills Metro Hat.

Wave|An installation created with over 10,000 balloon sticks used at sporting events. By arranging the balloons into a wormhole formation, when the natural flow of air moves the balloons, they strike each other to make a clapping sound. We expressed the "joy of living in the same generation" which can be felt when people connect and move about with one another. This creation is also a symbol of the support we are lending to everyone currently living in the "now." 

Size|W12×D3m

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