Date | 10.21 (Fri) – 10.22 (Sat) . 2016
Time | 19:00 – 20:00 (10.21) / 16:00 – 17:00, 19:00 – 20:00 (10.22)
Venue | Roppongi Hills Arena
Address | 6-9-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032

Participating Artists | Tokyo ska paradise orchestra, Rie Miyazawa, Tsumura Reijiro, Tokyo Caravan Ensemble, Marihiko Hara, Hideki Noda / Otto Nascarella、Cridemar Aquino、Suellen Tavares Onixegum、Mestre Garrincha / TAKESHI SATO、Takahashigumi / Kanatsuryu Shishiodori、Madam Regine、Rachel D’Amour、Ushiko Matsuzaka、Jasmine、Daisy Balloon http://tokyocaravan.jp/artists

A new cultural movement is brought to life in this concept devised by Hideki Noda in which a diverse group of artists come together to create new forms of expression through cultural exchange. This is the leading project of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics culture program. It all started with Tokyo Caravan in RIO held during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which then took form on the other side of the world, namely Miyagi and Fukushima, as Tokyo Caravan in TOKYO, which then fused with the performances from the local workshops to become Tokyo Caravan Prologue 2015 and further evolved into Tokyo Caravan 2016, which was unveiled at Roppongi Art Night.

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Date | 9.27 (Tue) – 10.11 (Tue). 2016
Time | 10:30 – 20:00
Lighting time | 17:00 – 6:00
Venue | ISETAN SHINJUKU
Address | 3-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan.160-0022
URL | https://www.diesel.co.jp/news/diesel/campaign/isetanpopupstore-20160921

Daisy Balloon was in charge of the window displays for Isetan Shinjuku Honten from Sept. 27 (Tuesday) through Oct. 4 (Tuesday).
Titled ITS FOR ISETAN SUPPORTED BY DIESEL, the works spread across a span of 12 windows. Featuring the designs of Yuko Koike, winner of the OTB AWARD, the window pieces were created to mesh with her works and included massive balloon flowers and patterns made of strictly of balloon bears. Our aim was to make a visual connection and create harmony with the materials.

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Date | 7.22 (Fri). 2016
Private viewing | 16:00 – 18:00
Reception party | 20:15 –
Venue | HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO
Address | 7 Aketacho, Higashi-Kujo, Minami-Ku, Kyoto. 601-8044
URL | http://hotel-anteroom.com/

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.

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Date | 4.9 (Sat) – 5.8 (Mon). 2016
Time | 12:00 – 19:00
Opening Reception | 4.8 (Fri) 12:00 – 19:00
Venue | HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO GALLERY 9.5
Address | 7 Aketacho, Higashi-Kujo, Minami-Ku, Kyoto. 601-8044
URL | http://hotel-anteroom.com/gallery/1415

Organizer | HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO|GALLERY9.5, Support | YAMADA PHOTO PROCESS CO.,LTD, Venue Construction | Kei Murayama, Planning & Organization | Arata Sasaki, Kotoe Seino
Balloon | DAISY BALLOON, Photographer | Satoshi Minakawa, Hair&makeup | Noboru Tomizawa, Stylist | Miki Aizawa, Model | Yuka Kobayashi, Production Support | Maya Shibuya

The theme of this exhibition is that in modern life, we face the problem of not having problems. Today, especially in developed countries, many of us live in contentment—we are guaranteed freedom, equality and human rights. For artists who create, we are burdened with the reality that we rarely experience hardship; in other words, we have the problem of having no problems. This theme is saturated all around us and there seems to be no escape, but if we quiet our breath and contemplate, we see that loneliness appears in the form of an isolated individual. This loneliness, along with tribulation and sadness was once sublimated through the empathy that is rooted in large communities, but we are at risk of losing this sense of community, as individualism has become so valued in our modern world. While there has been much to gain from having to live as individuals, at the same time, loneliness has become mandatory. Have we lost the ability empathize with others and consider them an extension of ourselves in the community? There was only one origin, but like the big bang that expanded the universe, are we destined to scatter away like particles toward even further independence?
Ancient culture and sense of community are still preserved in Kyoto, and it may be one of the few cities that successfully employs the dynamics of a mobile. Mobile refers to a structure in which individual parts are connected in a balanced state, and similarly, Kyoto is made up of individuals who stay connected to form a larger community. This structure is still preserved to this day perhaps because Kyoto promotes the strength of the individual, and so the individuals gives back to the community in return. We hope this exhibition will inspire you to remember the existence of community and to think proactively about what you can do.

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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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