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)
Address | 2-7-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Official |

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


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 |

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


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

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)



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

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.



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

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


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
Mini Album “The Journey Back to Our Source”|

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


Date | 10.14 (Fri) – 10.16 (Sun) . 2022
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)


Articles|Harper’s BAZAAR 11 No.85


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)


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

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." 



Gallery AgainG was established in January 2022 as a space to exhibit the works created in Daisy Balloon’s studio AgainST. Daisy Balloon has continued to work with materials that become deflated and cease to exist in their original form. They have also continued to create against the tide of the times, thus the name AgainST.
At AgainG, we will be working to create a new vision for the art scene by continuing to explore deeper into our ongoing philosophical themes and focusing on the three perspectives of economy, environment and society for a new style of communication and sustainability. We hope our use of new materials and collaborations with many different artists will make our pre-existing theme of essential harmony a reality.

AgainG |

address|6-38-10 Minami-ikuta, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, 214-0036 Japan
Architects|Shun Imajo Architects
Photo|Ooki Jingu


Date | 12.1 (Wed) - 12.25 (Sat). 2021
Time | 24 hours
Venue | Odakyu Southern Tower 2nd floor entrance
Address | 2-2-1, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053

Client | Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd., Odakyu Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Creative Director / Planner | Nagase Yuji, Producer | Shioda Yasunori, Takahashi Toshiyuki, Project Manager | Kawaguchi Kohei
Photo | Kashiwai Shota

DAISY BALLOON'S Christmas Tree 2021 will be on display at the Odakyu Southern Tower from Wednesday,
December 1st through Saturday, December 25th.

"Motions of people
Consciences and thoughts that intersect
Layers of colors that converge
Silent yet dynamic
Statue of colors"

Size|W3200×H3800mm, Materials | Polyethylene


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


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


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
design anthology|

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


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.


Date | 11.13 (Wed) – 12.25 (Wed). 2019
Time | 10:00 – 20:00
Address | 2-5-35, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi. 810-8680
2-1-1, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi. 810-8680

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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