3-Days Flower Shop
Date | 3.19 (Sat) – 3.21 (Mon). 2016
Time | 13:00 – 20:00
Venue | edenworks bedroom
Address | 8-8-2F, Motoyoyogicho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. 151-0062
URL|http://edenworks.jp/bedroom/

Flower Artist | Megumi Shinozaki (edenworks)
Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Masaki Ogawa

Astral—Dreams in Shape is a collaboration between flower artist, Megumi Shinozaki, of edenworks bedroom and balloon artist, Daisy Balloon. It was displayed over three days from March 19-21, 2016 (Monday/holiday).

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Date | 10.5 (Thu) – 10.10 (Sat) . 2015
Time | 18:00 – 19:00
Venue | Komazawa Olympic Park
Address | 1-1, Komazawakoen Setagaya, Tokyo 154-0013
URL | http://tokyocaravan.jp/

General Supervisor | Hideki Noda (director)
Assistant Supervisor | Katsuhiko Hibino (artist)
Artistic Supervisor | Kohei Nawa (sculptor)
Organizer | Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

The Tokyo Caravan public workshop was held for three days from Oct. 8-10 at the Komazawa Olympic Park special venue (nanshiki baseball ground). A total of 32 artists gathered in response to invitations from Hideki Noda (playwright, director and actor), Katsuhiko Hibino (contemporary artist) and Kohei Nawa (sculptor). Under the concept of culture is traffic, six workshops were held which explored the possibilities of Tokyo Caravan, which would officially kick off in summer 2016.
Daisy Balloon was in the fourth program, Vehicles Crossing Vehicles, in which vehicles pass each other to represent culture in the making. Vehicles would come and go to the music and video, and amongst the vehicles were balloon cars created by Daisy Balloon, appearing from stage right and left. Then, at the junction of the two cars crossing, out came people wearing balloon dresses. Like the transformation and adaptation that follows birth from a cocoon, culture is created through a repetition of crossings. This concept was key to the production.

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Date | 8.2015
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Satoshi Minakawa, Make-up | EBARA, Hair | Misaki’s Mother, Model | Misaki

This work represents growth and development. The visuals depict the psychical world (what shines internally vs. externally) and the external world (internal vs. external reality). These are two contrasting worlds that would never cross, but in this work, we aim to fuse them together and create continuity.

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Japan:
Date | 9.4 (Thu) – 11.2 (Sun) . 2014
Time | 12:00 – 19:00 (Thu | Fri) , 10:00 – 18:00 (Sat | Sun)
Venue | Walls Tokyo (Japan)
Address | 2-14-18, Shiroyama, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. 112-0001
URL|http://www.walls-tokyo.com/

Hong Kong:
Date | 11.30 (Sun) – 12.7 (Sun) . 2014
Venue | PMQ (Hong Kong)
Address | S614, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
URL|http://www.pmq.org.hk/?lang=en

Exhibiting Artists | Daisy Balloon, Hideki Inaba, Junji Tanigawa, Kotaro Watanabe, Masashi Kawamura, Masayoshi Kodaira, NAM, Nosigner, Shun Kawakami, Tei Shuwa, Wabisabi, Yuji Tokuda

The ART IN DESIGN exhibition will be held at modern art boutique, Walls Tokyo.
This event will feature the works of 11 artists and will get us to examine the importance and future of art and design.

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Date | 10.20 (Mon) – 11.20 (Thu) . 2014
Venue | ANNIVERSAIRE OMOTESANDO
Address | 3-5-30, Kitaaoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
URL|http://omotesando.anniversaire.co.jp/

We created the Anniversaire Omotesando window display titled Colorful Party, inspired by the connection between individual and society.
“COLORFUL PARTY” | One particular bird has become a part of our lives. What normally would have been a member of a flock of birds in nature was born into our human society and now interacts with us as an individual. As we showered her with affection, we started to take an interest in the ecological phenomenon of flocking. If you think about it, we people come from a history of living in groups, with each person bringing their own color, but in modern society we have become able to live independently. Our connections are weakening as a result. As with our bodies, we are made up of a great number of cells, and this may be proof that we cannot be held up by just a single cell.

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Date | 9. 2014

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Takuo Itayama

The object of this project was to try preservation through the creation of a -70℃ environment.
It is covered in South Africa’s LOERIE AWARDS Migrate magazine No.020.

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Date | 9.4 (Thu) – 10.19 (Sun) . 2014
Time | 10:00 – 20:00
Venue | Harbour City
Address | 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
URL | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn91tgwsymY

Advertising visual:
Balloon | DAISY BALLOON, Photography | Yoshihito Sasaguchi, Make-up | Tatsu Yamanaka, Hair | Ryoji Imaizumi, Stylist | Sohei Yoshida

Movie:
Director | Hirohito Fujiyasu, Photography | Hideaki Sakurai, CG | Yoichi Suzuki, VFX | Sho Yamaguchi, Edit | Yuichiro Nakata, Music / CI | Koki Nakano, Music / Making | Ryo Kaneda

Daisy Balloon exhibited solo at Hong Kong’s greatest shopping mall, Harbour City.
It coincided with the creation of the advertisement and promotional video for VITA, the newly developed beauty zone featuring cosmetic brands.

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Date | 4.19 (Sat) . 2014
Time | 21:00 – 5:00
Venue | SHARED TERRACE – Gaien Icho Namiki
Address | 2-1-15, Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo. 107-0061

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Takuo Itayama

We created the visuals and graphics and produced the workshops for SHARED TERRACE’s fourth anniversary.
Though the use of six types of balloons, we depict the SHARED typeface beingーshared.

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Date | 2.6 (Thu) – 2.13 (Thu) . 2014
Reception party | 2.5 (Wed)
Venue | 47 Greene St
Address | 47 Greene St, SOHO, NY
URL | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG3nL9MNLd0&list=PLUpUyQdQR1AT4g9vVZdzT6nsPKRKXVXBY

The Nipponista project held in New York was selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as part of their Cool Japan campaign.
Centered around the themes of Japan luxury and Japan style, the aim was to spread Japanese fashion, art, food, lifestyle and craft to the world.
Daisy Balloon created the window displays and four balloon dresses.

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Date | 2.2 (Sun) – 2.10 (Mon) . 2014
Time | 7:00 – 26:00
Venue | KAIKANYAMA T-SITE
Address | KAIKANYAMA T-SITE, 17-5, Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. 150-0033
URL|http://real.tsite.jp/daikanyama/event/2016/11/t-site-green-christmas.html

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.

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Date | 1.24 (Fri). 2014
Venue | colette Paris
Address | 213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris
URL|http://en.fashion-headline.com/article/2014/01/27/1999.html

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.

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Date | 11.26 (Tue) – 12.25 (Wed) . 2013
Venue | TAKASHIMAYA KYOTO
Address | 52 Shincho, Kawaramachi Nishiru, Shijo-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. 600-8520
URL | https://www.takashimaya.co.jp/

DAISY BALLOON Book vol.2 | “Existence”
Date | 11.2013
Page | 71-77
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan
Order form | https://daisyballoone.stores.jp/items/5301f7a53e7a4a1013000053

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Curator | Daisuke Nagamori, Copy writer | Akihiro Maede, Producer | Naohito Miyagi, Photographer | Yasushi Kurihara

Existence | Digital has come to change the concept of existence in a large way. Photos, film, the dots on a map which we can information-based services, and lightwaves are two dimensional, and humans have evolved these to exist as three dimensional matter. We incorporate a fourth dimension to give rise to an even newer existence. That dimension we call time, through which lengthy histories rise and become societal symbols. We travel between the second and third dimensions, hoping to be filtered through time. To exist, in terms of time as a dimension, is to achieve an everlasting honeymoon with memory.

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Christmas 2013:
Date | 11.6 (Wed) – 12.25 (Wed) . 2013
Venue | Omotesando Hills
Address | 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. 150-0001

Omotesando Hills CHRISTMAS ART PARTY:
Date | 12.23 (Fri) – 12.25 (Wed) . 2013
Time | 11:00 – 21:00, 21 (Sat) - 24 (Tue) 11:00 – 22:00
Venue | Omotesando Hills B3F Space O
Artist | Mika Ninagawa, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kohei Nawa, Hiro Sugiyama, Michihiko Yanai, Daisy Balloon

DAISY BALLOON Book vol.2 | “Fiction”:
Date | 11.2013
Page | 57-61
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan
Order form | https://daisyballoone.stores.jp/items/5301f7a53e7a4a1013000053

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Satoshi Minakawa, Stylist / Costume Designer | Kumiko Iijima, Hair | Go Utsugi, Make-up | Yuka Washizu

Fiction | What kind of effect has fiction had on humankind? Magic, deception, fabrication, shallow trickery. It seems there is one side of fiction that contradicts the transparency that modern society values. However, when you dive in and experience fiction in the form of a story, you return with the ability to understand realism and even expand beyond it. If the power of realism is felt directly in "the way things are," then surrealism is more indirect, a fiction that has the power to leap a large abyss like a metaphor. This power bears the ability to unite things in modern society that seem not to have any apparent connection. We believe that the source of modern creativity is in reality and fiction which, like a double sided mirror, cannot be parted.

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Articles | NYLON JAPAN | vol.32 “kaela’s gallery”
Published | 11.2013
Page | 18-19

DAISY BALLOON Book vol.2 | “Birth”
Date | 8.2013
Page | 49-51
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan
Order form | https://daisyballoone.stores.jp/items/5301f7a53e7a4a1013000053

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Gen Saito, Stylist | Fumie Takahashi, Hair&Make-up | Mihoko Fujiwara, Model | Kaela Kimura

Birth | Those who gained wisdom by eating the forbidden apple fruitmust live carrying their original sin.We can relate this to how humansexit from the comfort of their mother's womb, and in the process of developing wisdom, they subconsciously become impure as they are forced to feed on others for survival.However, there is a beauty in how we struggle, make decisions, and find meaningin this transient life of ours.

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Articles | Numero TOKYO 73 | vol.32 "Idea box"
Published | 10.2013
Page | 74-75

DAISY BALLOON Book vol.2 | “Aging”:
Date | 9.2013
Page | 53-55
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan
Order form | https://daisyballoone.stores.jp/items/5301f7a53e7a4a1013000053

Balloon | DAISY BALLOON
Photographer | Toru Furuya

Aging | Turn fragility inside out and we may find beauty, Beauty can be found in semipermanent things, but as the Japanese contemplated the “appreciation of the fleeting nature of beauty,” it is in herently something that is taken away from us. The definition of beauty has wavered as it sifted through thousands of years of time, and the beauty of balloons is still in a state of fragility. The balloon is rather frail in comparison to its stronger counterparts andunlike other semipermanent objects, it has a considerably short lifespan. We can talk extensively about what beauty is because all things that once took shape will age and face an imminent death. Beauty itself appears in how we seek the unattainable answer to what beauty is. It conflicts with our purpose and shards of decay pierce through the passing of time.

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