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 | 4.9 (Sat) – 5.8 (Mon). 2016
Time | 12:00 – 19:00
Opening Reception | 4.8 (Fri) 12:00 – 19:00
Address | 7 Aketacho, Higashi-Kujo, Minami-Ku, Kyoto. 601-8044

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.


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

Flower Artist | Megumi Shinozaki (edenworks)
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).


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

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.


Date | 8.2015
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan

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.


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

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

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.


Date | 10.20 (Mon) – 11.20 (Thu) . 2014
Address | 3-5-30, Kitaaoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061

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.


Date | 9. 2014

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.


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

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

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.


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

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.


Date | 2.6 (Thu) – 2.13 (Thu) . 2014
Reception party | 2.5 (Wed)
Venue | 47 Greene St
Address | 47 Greene St, SOHO, NY

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.


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
Order Form |

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.


Date | 11.26 (Tue) – 12.25 (Wed) . 2013
Address | 52 Shincho, Kawaramachi Nishiru, Shijo-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. 600-8520

DAISY BALLOON Book vol.2 | “Existence”
Date | 11.2013
Page | 71-77
Shooting | Tokyo, Japan
Order form |

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.


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

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
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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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