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

Official|https://www.japanhouse.jp/
https://www.japanhousesp.com.br/en/
https://www.japanhousesp.com.br/en/exposicao/equilibrio-daisy-balloon/

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

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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
DESIGNART Official|http://designart.jp/
design anthology|https://design-anthology.com/story/designart-tokyo-2020?fbclid=IwAR0UIRwLa1QBakU6zs4PUnY2SK2-qru7Jp3asOWuDk3BVIJmmVYuHC1AXm4

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

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Date | 2. 2020
Collaborate | yokohama balloon

We have developed Polaris film balloon with Yokohama Balloon Co., Ltd.
The balloon is a transparent film balloon that changes color depending on the viewing angle and light.
We will present it at our solo exhibition in September 2021. Details will be announced later.

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Date | 11.13 (Wed) – 12.25 (Wed). 2019
Time | 10:00 – 20:00
Venue | IWATAYA MITSUKOSHI
Address | 2-5-35, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi. 810-8680
2-1-1, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi. 810-8680
Official|https://www.iwataya-mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/iwataya.html

Client | Iwataya Mitsukoshi, Artist | Daisy Balloon, Creative Direction | Synaptic Designs Inc., Produce | Acht inc., Photo | 3c, Graphic | HITSFAMILY, Graphic Photo | Satoshi Minakawa, Special Thanks | Nakagawa Chemical Inc.

The extraordinary atmosphere of Christmas is represented as a cosmic landscape, as a world unknown to us. The installations and objet d'art displayed in the venue are made to resemble the birth, growth and harmony of the universe. They are also metaphors for those moments your heart fills with surprise or the feeling of discovering a new brand that comes with the Christmas season.

Size (Main building Entrance ”Wreath - Birth” | W8000×H5000×D2400mm (Photo 1,2), Main building 2F ”Candy Tree - Harmony 0” | W1600×H2000×D1600mm, Main building 3F ”Candy Tree - Birth” | W1200×H2000×D1200mm, New building Entrance ”Star - Growth” | W6400×H5000×D4800mm (Photo 3,4), New building 1F ”Candy Tree - Growth” | W900×H2000×D900mm, Mitsukoshi 1F ”Candy Tree - Harmony 1” | W1200×H2000×D900mm

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Date | 5.2019

Light was once considered a metaphysical symbol of something greater than god, greater than humans, but through the development of modern science, it has been identified as waves and particles. Once dismissed by science and technology, the idea that light is a metaphysical force is gaining attention once again.
When light is viewed microscopically, the light particles, though separated, are strangely moving in unison as if they were communicating telepathically. When the world is viewed macroscopically, light paints a picture onto a canvas of continents, in a dynamic depiction of an enormous life form, of movement, and of flow. It is sending a message that surpasses human understanding.
It is perhaps that the new visual experiences and knowledge bestowed upon us by science and technology give more depth and creativity to the mystery of natural life. To know light in our modern existence is to stand before the origin of life and question its meaning once again.

Size (HIKARI | W364×H515mm×2)

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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
Official | https://www.moncler.com/jp/monclernow-isntthatgenius/
Numéro | https://numero.jp/news-20181210-moncler/
HITSPAPER | http://antenna7.com/portfolio/noirkeininomiya_daisyballoon/

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

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Date | 11.22 (Thu.) - 12.3 (Mon.), 2018
Time | 10:00 - 21:00
Venue | Parco Museum Ikebukuro PARCO 7F
Address | 1-28-2, Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022
Official|https://art.parco.jp/parcomuseum/detail/?id=89

Organizer | PARCO, Special Thanks | Graphic, SABIA, Miki Murakawa Architects, OKUBO TATAMI, Supervision | Soshin Kimura, Visual Design | Kosuke Kawamura, Space Design | Asano-Izue Architect Office

Exhibiting Artists | Masumi Ishikawa, GO ITAMI, IMAITOONZ, TARO URYU, Keisuke Iwae, OHGUSHI, KANAKO SASAKI, Tadaomi Shibuya, Satoshi Hara, Hiroo Suzuki, Kotaro Chiba, Choji Beniko, Emiko Kobayashi, DAISY BALLOON, D.K.Z (Kosuke Kawamura & HAMADARAKA), NANANANO, RISA FUKUI, Kahori Maki & Shiho Minami, MAI MIYAKE, RIBBONESIA

Exhibiting Artisan | Kyo-Uchita Aiba, Enami, Hirokazu Mizushima, Nakamura Sotoji Komuten, KEIKOU NISHIMURA URUSHI ART STUDIO, HIYOSHIYA, Miyawaki Baseman, Teruhisa Yamamoto

Vibes | Humans are born as creatures with an inner space.
We have the innate ability to pick up vibrations emitted by the world such as sounds, tastes, smells, colors, and shapes.
However, unawares, we become eager to fill our inner space with whatever it may be.
Although we are able to enjoy creativity and feel delicate vibrations by staying empty
we eventually come to fear this state of emptiness.

All matter that exists in space moves from a state of disorder to order.
In this world of inherent disorder, our inner space must travel through a vacuum of emotions to pick up unseen vibrations that are different from ourselves, which are necessary to make harmony with disorder.

Vibes are the pure form of voice
Vibes are the aura of what exists
Vibes are the subconscious memories
Vibes are the symbol of brilliance
Vibes are the existence of the world represented as light

Materials | Rubber Balloon, lacquer | W450×D70 (Vibes 1), W150×D70 (Vibes 2), W40×D90 (Vibes 3), W40 (Vibes 4),
Photographer | GO ITAMI

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Date | 8.16 (Thu.) - 8.30 (Thu.), 2018
Venue | World Financial Center
Address | No.1 East 3rd Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Official | http://www.bjwfc.com.cn/en/index.asp
The project supported Orbis Kids Sight Programs in Mainland China | http://campaigns.orbis.org/kidsfriends/en/index.html

Organaized | World Financial Center, Created | AllRightsReserved, Artwork | DAISY BALLOON, Sponsored | théATRE, China Internet Nationwide Financial Services inc., king&wood mallesons, KWM artcenter, TianAnLife, Partner Charity Organaizations | Orbis International, SHANGHAI UNITED FOUNDATION

We believe the Japanese word IRODORI not only refers to the balance of colors, but has a deeper meaning that symbolizes age old culture that has taken root and has survived from generations past.
In this installation, we imagined our diverse world of IRODORI and represented a powerful burst of life energy from the center outwards. In life, small particles of energy spread into the vast world which then intertwine with nature and the atmosphere, making way for connections to the next generation. This work is a visual representation of this magnificent process.
(IRODORI Size | W10×H12×D20m)

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Date | 6.20 (Wed) - 6.24 (Sun), 2018
Time | 9:00 - 18:00
Venue | Meiji Jingu Gaien
Address | Nagayama 2-10, Asahikawa-city, Hokkaido 079-8412
Official | http://www.asahikawa-kagu.or.jp/adw/

In this work, we wanted to create a story about the relationship between “past and future” and “people and forest” that is present in Asahikawa. The story has three parts: The culture and customs of Asahikawa, the coexistence of people and the forest, and the metaphor that represents the birth of Asahikawa Furniture. Snow, forest, and people, which are the symbols of Asahikawa intermingle to create a cohesive shining mass. We hope you can feel the light that Asahikawa Furniture shines into the world.
Harmony | The snowmelt seeping into the land is a representation of the harmony created through the nature and people of Asahikawa (Photo 1).
Hito to Mori | The symbols of Asahikawa—snow, forest, people—each shine in their own way and come together to form a magnificent light (Photo 2).
(Harmony Size | 14m)

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Date | 6.1 (Fri.) - 6.10 (Sun.), 2018
Time | 10:00 - 22:00
Venue | Central Embassy – OPEN HOUSE (6F)
Address | 1031 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Official | http://www.centralembassy.com/home/

Forward | We wanted to express a powerful vector aimed toward the future, which was something we felt when we visited Thailand. We focused on the individual life force, which becomes the force that moves an enormous societal system. From a microscopic perspective, this abundant energy that flows all throughout society may seem like independent bodies moving aimlessly, but we believe they are life forms existing within the vast backdrop of Thai culture. We, daisy balloon, believe that people exist as people/individuals while at the same time representing society/the greater whole. Our work is a representation of this idea where humans take on life and go through initiations at each life stage: birth, growth, chance encounters, cooperation, and creation.

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Date | 2.24 (Sat) - 2.25 (Sun), 2018
Time | 10:00 - 19:00 (24), 10:00 - 17:00 (25)
Venue | SO-CAL LINK GALLERY, Free
Address | 4-9-8, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Official | http://www.meiji.co.jp/do-wonders/exhibition/

Exhibiting Artists | Masanobu Ishii, Shinya Kiyokawa, Daisy Balloon, Kazumasa Teshigawara, Ai Yoshida
Organizer | Meiji Co., Ltd., Special Thanks | The Asahi Shimbun Company, Switch Publishing Co., Ltd, D.M.Takayoshi Yoshida

Bridge|We, DAISY BALLOON, focused on dendritic cells that travel along the two antigen pathways of "natural immunity" and "acquired immunity" within our bodies. Dendritic cells attack pathogens that enter our bodies in the form of natural immunity, but more importantly, they also act as the bridge that provides the data for creating new acquired immunity. Living organisms have evolved to have "natural immunity" while at the same time continuing to create "acquired immunity" and we were drawn to this idea of acting as a bridge where information gets transferred along like a baton.

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Date | 1. 2018
Shooting|(Movie) 2. 2018, (Costume) 9. 2018

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON, Photographer (Costume) | Masaki Ogawa

SHISEIDO "PROFESSIONAL MANIFESTO" We created the wardrobe for this movie.
The focus is on the surface expansion capabilities of balloons and how they transform through three different processes.

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Date | 12.22 (Fri) - 12.24 (Sun), 2017
Time | 15:00 - 21:00 (22), 10:00 - 20:00 (23, 24)
Christmas lights up|16:00 –
Venue | Meiji Jingu Gaien
Address | 2-3, Kasumigaokacho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0013
Official | https://www.bepal.net/aoyamachristmasforest/

Christmas event, AOYAMA CHRISTMAS FOREST, will be held at Meiji Jingu Gaien from Friday, Dec.
22 - Sunday, Dec. 24. Daisy Balloon will decorate a 13-meter fir tree with balloon shell ornaments.

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Date | 12.9 (Sat) – 12.25 (Mon). 2017
Christmas lights up|17:00 – 28:00
Venue | Hotel Anteroom Kyoto (Main entrance | Bar lounge)
Address | 7 Aketacho, Higashi-Kujo, Minami-Ku, Kyoto. 601-8044
Official | https://hotel-anteroom.com/

From Saturday, Dec. 9, balloon shells that symbolize 'lakes' will be on display at the main entrance/bar lounge of Hotel Anteroom Kyoto. From Tuesday, Dec. 12, there will be a display of balloon shells representing 'the sun' at Tokyo Aoyama Glocal Cafe. Both will be displayed until the 25th (Monday).
(Balloon Shell Size | W2200×H1100mm)

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Date | 11.29 (Wed.) - 12.25 (Mon.), 2017
Time | Illumination | 10:30 - 23:30
Venue | GINZA SIX
Address | 10-1, Ginza 6-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Official|https://ginza6.tokyo/winter_2017_event

GSIX XMAS: Mirror Bell Dress DAISY BALLOON will be on display at the entrance of GINZA SIX from 11/29 (Wednesday) to 12/25 (Monday).
The Christmas bell shape is made from mirrored ornaments that shine bright and reflect the people and scenery of Ginza.
Height: 4m, location: Chuo-Dori entrance (4-Chome)

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