Core program @ Nakanoshima area

Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2020Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2020

Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2020
Core program @ Nakanoshima area

Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2020Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2020

An art festival of light art stretching along the waterfront of Nakanoshima
The entire Nakanoshima area will be enveloped in sparkling illuminations, including a light projection mapping display projected directly onto the Osaka City Central Public Hall, enthralling visitors with its dynamic show of light. The area is completely walkable, making it the ideal location for a winter date or outing.

Overview

  • When
  • 2020/12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
    ※Some additional content will be held on 11/3(Friday – public holiday)〜12/13(Sunday)、12/26(Saturday)〜12/31(Thursday)
  • Times
  • 17:00 ~ 22:00
    (some illumination are till 23:00)
  • Where
  • Osaka City Hall to Nakanoshima Park

List of Programs in Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2020List of Programs in Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2020

Take a stroll around a Nakanoshima brimming with light
There are lots of great highlights to see at Osaka Hikari-Rennaissance 2020, including a projection-mapped light-display themed around the birth of life projected directly onto the Osaka City Central Public Hall, and a joint project with the Osaka University of Arts that will envelop the Nakanoshima Rose Garden in mystical light. Take a leisurely stroll around the area, but please take care to ensure social distancing is maintained.
Projection Mapping on the walls of the Osaka City Central Public Hall Projection Mapping on the walls of the Osaka City Central Public Hall
Projection Mapping on the walls of the Osaka City Central Public Hall
The Light of Hope that Breathes Life
  • When
  • 12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
  • Times
  • 17:00~21:30
    ※In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, screening times last about 1 minute.
  • Where
  • Osaka City Central Public Hall
Inspired by "Nakanoshima Children's Book Forest," this display expresses tales of life that flow out of books, using beautiful green trees, stunning flowers in bloom, and the vibrant birth of new life.
Illumination on the façade Illumination on the façade
Illumination on the façade
of the Osaka City Hall
  • When
  • 11/3(Tuesday – public holiday)~12/31(Thursday)
  • Times
  • 17:00~23:00
  • Where
  • In front of the Osaka City Hall
A display of illuminations based around the concept of "Ever-increasing emotional bonds" are projected onto the façade of the Osaka City Hall, which serves as the gateway to Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2020. A logo displaying "Osaka Festival of the Lights" is floated over an octagonal display of light drawn by a beam of light symbolizing the emotional bonds that connect people. Feel the warmth of the people and water of the Aqua Metropolis of Osaka, and catch a fleeting glimpse of the future.
Photo monument Photo monument
Photo monument
  • When
  • 11/3(Tuesday – public holiday)〜12/31(Thursday)
  • Times
  • 17:00~23:00
  • Where
  • Façade of Osaka City Hall
The Photo Monument that proved so popular last year makes another appearance. Created by MIRRORBOWLER, this artistic monument of light changes in appearance depending between night and day depending on the polarizing film used, and can be combined and viewed as a single artistic work together with the Illumination Façade projected onto the Osaka City Hall. Take a picture and share it with those around you.
Nakanoshima Illumination Street Nakanoshima Illumination Street
Nakanoshima Illumination Street
  • When
  • 11/3(Tuesday, public holiday)~12/31(Thursday)
  • Times
  • 17:00~23:00
  • Where
  • Miotsukushi Promenade
Since its inauguration in 2003, Nakanoshima Illumination Street has played host to huge numbers of visitors from the region and further afield. Stretching 150-meters in length and lined with colorfully lit zelkova trees, this beautiful promenade is sure to beguile all who walk it. Why not stop by on your way back from work, or perhaps on a date? *Please note there will be no musical production this year.
中之島河畔彩燈展 中之島河畔彩燈展
Nakanoshima Riverside Illumination
  • When
  • 12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
  • Times
  • 17:00~22:00
  • Where
  • Old river-side theatre square along the river
Pathways along the Nakanoshima river are lit-up with illuminations for the first time ever. Nature-defying geometric shapes are projected along the nature-filled paths along the river, coloring the area in fantastical color.
Hikari no Mi Hikari no Mi
Hikari no Mi
  • When
  • 2020/12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
  • Times
  • 17:00~22:00
  • Where
  • Bara-no Komichi
The event features works from artist Kyota Takahashi. The project involves children from the area drawing smiley-faces of the "Hikari-no-Mi", raising smiles from passers-by. The "Hikari no Mi" images created by the children lend a charming and welcoming backdrop to the venue. In order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, the local workshops will be cancelled this year and the "Hikari no Mi" images sourced instead through the online workshop Smile Atelier.
Produced by students from Osaka University of Art
"Song of desire"
  • When
  • 12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
  • Times
  • 17:00~22:00
  • Where
  • West area in the Nakanoshima Park Rose Garden
An exhibition of artworks centered around whales. Whales symbolize love and carry with them the wish that all people, regardless of race, age, or gender can hold onto their hopes and dreams, and not become downbeat or pessimistic in outlook, even as we live in these most unprecedented of times. The light show is accompanied by whale song, and the entire rose garden enveloped in blue. The scale of the exhibition has been increased since last year, so come by and immerse yourself in this wonderous undersea world.
BIG Snowman in Nakanoshima BIG Snowman in Nakanoshima
UMEDA MEETS HEART 2020 Collaboration
BIG Snowman in Nakanoshima
  • When
  • 12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
    ※Cancelled in the event of heavy rain or strong winds
  • Times
  • 17:00~22:00
  • Where
  • Old river-side theatre square in Nakanoshima Park
In collaboration with "UMEDA MEETS HEARTS 2020", Nakanoshima plays host to the family-duo BIG Snowman and co-BIG Snowman. Why not take a commemorative photo with the parent-child duo who have come all the way from Umeda to say hello!
Giant Amabie Balloon Giant Amabie Balloon
Osaka Hikari Renaissance 2020 Collaboration Projects
Giant Amabie Balloon
  • When
  • 12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
  • Times
  • 17:00~22:00
  • Where
  • Osaka Central Public Hall (South)
A work of art made of light with an Amabie motif is installed at the Osaka Hikari Renaissance venue. The figure is in prayer that the Covid-19 epidemic may soon come to an end, and also to raise awareness of how to prevent infections. The program is a participatory one that uses crowd funding to raise the funds required for its fabrication, meaning that anybody can get involved, even if you cannot physically make it to the venue.
<How to help through crowdfunding?>
Instructions here:https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/325332
Illumination Benches Illumination Benches
Illumination Benches
  • When
  • 12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
  • Times
  • 17:00~22:00
  • Where
  • Old river-side theater square along the river in Nakanoshima Park
A trio of illuminated benches located in the old river-side theater square in Nakanoshima Park. The benches are sure to look great on social media, so why not take a commemorative photo to capture the moment with somebody special to you!
Café Eikokuya Café Eikokuya
Café Eikokuya
  • When
  • 12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
  • Times
  • 11:00~21:00
    ※16:00 to 21:00 on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Where
  • Osaka City Hall, 1F Public Lobby
Café Eikokuya, which is situated in the 1F public lobby of the Osaka City Hall, has changed its opening times to line up with the Osaka Hikari Renaissance. Why not spend some time browsing some of its most popular menu items, including its excellent bubble milk tea?
Osaka Festival of the Lights 2020 PR Corner Osaka Festival of the Lights 2020 PR Corner
Osaka Festival of the Lights 2020 PR Corner
  • When
  • 12/14(Monday)~12/25(Friday)
  • Times
  • 9:00~22:00
    ※From 16:00 on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Where
  • 1F Front Entrance Hall, Osaka City Hall
A PR corner that disseminates information on the core and area programs that comrpise the Osaka Festival of the Lights