Midosuji Illumination 2021 OSAKA CASTLE 90th
Main Programs @ Nakanoshima Area
OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2021
An Art of Light that Spreads Across Nakanoshima’s Waterfront
The concept for this year's event is RE-YOU: "You, Again" This mixes the words "renaissance" meaning "rebirth" "with you". Encapsulates the idea that it is you who will contribute to Osaka's bright future. This event will take advantage of open spaces such as the waterside scenery of Nakanoshima, which is a symbol of Aqua metropolis Osaka.
OSAKA CASTLE 90th

Outline

  • Period
  • Dec.14(Tue.)-Dec.25(Sat.),2021
    Some illumination will be held from Nov.3(Wed., a holiday)-Dec.13(Mon.), and Dec.26(Sun.)-Dec.31(Fri.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-22:00
    (some illuminations last until 23:00)
  • Location
  • Osaka City Hall area - Nakanoshima Park(west side of Naniwabashi Bridge)

Check out the highlights
of the OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2021!

Various Contents to Shower
Nakanoshima in Color
A variety of illumination will be put on this year, starting with the symbol of the OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance – In front of the Osaka City Hall Illumination façade and Photo Monument. There are a lot of exciting activities, including a projection mapping of passersby’s shadows, so be sure to experience it all.
WALL ALONG
  • Period
  • Dec. 14 (Tue.) - Dec. 25 (Sat.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-22:00
  • Location
  • Nakanoshima-dori Street
Enjoy projection mapping on the walls of the Museum of Oriental Ceramics. Marvel at the human shadow that walk along the wall, representing "life force" and taking you along the journey of the reconstruction of Osaka Castle. Watch this fantastic piece while listening to mesmerizing music.
SAMPO_MAPP
SAMPO_MAPP
  • Period
  • Dec. 14 (Tue.) - Dec. 25 (Sat.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-22:00
  • Location
  • Nakanoshima-dori Street
Animations drawn by children on the theme of “the world, Japan, and Osaka” will be projected on the walls of Nakanoshima Children's Book Forest. The theme is "World", "Japan", "Osaka" are just a few of the event's 12 main themes.
LIGHT NAISSANCE
LIGHT NAISSANCE
  • Period
  • Dec. 14 (Tue.) - Dec. 25 (Sat.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-22:00
  • Location
  • Nakanoshima Street
The space is illuminated with lights and objects that emit music and voices. A sensor catches the walker and projects the human shadow to the “WALL ALONG” with a robotic voice announcing “RE-YOU completed.”
In front of the Osaka City Hall,
Illumination facade
  • Period
  • Nov. 3 (Wed., a holiday) - Dec. 31 (Fri.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-23:00
  • Location
  • In front of the Osaka City Hall
Illuminations based on the concept of “expanding bonds” will be held in front of the Osaka City Hall,the gateway to the OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2021.
In front of the Osaka City Hall Photo Monument
In front of the Osaka City Hall Photo Monument
  • Period
  • Nov. 3 (Wed., a holiday) - Dec. 31 (Fri.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-23:00
  • Location
  • In front of the Osaka City Hall
This light monument will illuminate the night sky in a glorious light blue color to represent Osaka as an aqua metropolis. Artistic Chinese characters will also light up the monument, which will represent how people help one another in the city.
Nakanoshima Illumination Street
Nakanoshima Illumination Street
  • Period
  • Nov. 3 (Wed., a holiday) - Dec. 31 (Fri.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-23:00
  • Location
  • Miotsukushi Promenade
This majestically glowing illumination street spans about 150 meters of zelkova-lined road, an iconic part of the OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance.
SOOTHING LIGHT
SOOTHING LIGHT
  • Period
  • Dec. 14 (Tue.) - Dec. 25 (Sat.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-22:00
  • Location
  • South side of the Osaka Central Public Hall
Experience a new feeling with a dazzling light display that illuminates the ground in conjuction with Nakanoshima-dori Street. The street on the south side of the Osaka Central Public Hall will be lit up with color-changing lights.
Student Production, Osaka University of Arts
“Songs of Hope
Vol.2 with corona; in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic”
  • Period
  • Dec. 14 (Tue.) - Dec. 25 (Sat.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-22:00
  • Location
  • East side of the Osaka Central Public Hall
The model of an illuminated whale swimming powerfully through the sea represents the difficult time we are experiencing during the corona pandemic. It symbolizes a path to a brighter future.
Kochi Festival of Lights 2021 Collaboration DANDELION PROJECT
In collaboration with Kochi 2021 Hikari no Festa
DANDELION PROJECT
  • Period
  • Dec. 14 (Tue.) - Dec. 25 (Sat.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-22:00
  • Location
  • West side of Nakanoshima Park Restaurant
Kochi Hikari no Festa 2021 will be held in Kochi Prefecture. DANDELION, which will be exhibited at the main event, NAKED FLOWERS - Kochi Castle, will also appear in Nakanoshima Park.
In collaboration with UMEDA MEETS HEART 2021 Big Snowman in Nakanoshima
In collaboration with UMEDA MEETS HEART 2021
Big Snowman in Nakanoshima
  • Period
  • Dec. 14 (Tue.) - Dec. 25 (Sat.)
  • Time
  • 17:00-22:00
  • Location
  • East side of the Osaka Central Public Hall
    Note: cancellation may occur in the case of strong winds or rain
A big snowman and co-big snowman will appear in Nakanoshima. Be sure to take a photo with the cute snow parent and child who came from Umeda all the way to Nakanoshima to play!
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