Meguro Gajeon – Wa No Akari Exhibition

Posted By yonghow on November 21st, 2016

Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition

One of the exhibitions I visited during my summer time in Tokyo was the Wa No Akari ( Light Of Japan ) at the Meguro Gajoen, a swanky exhibition venue close to where I used to live down Shimo-Meguro.

The exhibition showcases art and light installations in the rooms at the top of Meguro Gajoen’s Hyakudan Kaidan (100-step staircase), marked as an important cultural asset of Tokyo.

Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition
Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition

(above & below ) Rows of illuminated Kingyo ( goldfish ) lanterns decorate the entrance to the exhibition.

Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition
Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition
Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition
Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition
Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition
Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition
Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition

(above ) An entire room filled mostly with giant dragon puppets, reminding me of the Kaiju costumes from Ultraman. ( below ) One of the last rooms in the exhibition and my favourite, with intricate animal paper cutouts illuminated by colorful lights, a beautiful dance of patterns and shadows.

Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition
Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition
Meguro Gajoen - Wa No Akari Exhibition

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One Response to “Meguro Gajeon – Wa No Akari Exhibition”

DISTRAKT

I love the giant dragon puppets. What a great looking event. Thank you for sharing