Smart Illumination Yokohama 2019 is an international art event that combines eco friendly technologies with the creativity of art. It will be held in the waterfront area of central Yokohama from Friday 1st November - Monday 4th November (a national holiday).
The event has been held each year since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, with the theme being the application of energy-saving technologies such as LED lights and solar energy generation, which will become a necessity in eras to come. This year, the event will be in its 9th year.
It is a fascinating Yokohama art event which shares “The rich darkness of night” with citizens and visitors as an opportunity to focus on people’s way of living in times to come and about globally agreed upon SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
As well as this year’s Rugby World Cup Japan, Yokohama is gearing up for next year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, so momentum is building for a range of sports.
The theme of this year’s “Smart Illumination Yokohama 2019”, is “sports / the body/ emotions”, and the many highlights of the event include illumination workshops and installation pieces that are completed through visitor participation.
From 1pm-4pm on Saturday 2nd November, the Smart illumination Summit 2019 will be held, where people related to art and urban development are invited to exchange opinions.
“Smart Illumination Yokohama 2019” will take place over four days from Friday 1st November - Monday 4th November (national holiday). The time will be from 5:30pm - 9:30pm and the main venues will be Zou-no-hana Park and Zou-no-Hana Terrace. For details, see the homepage.