The first round of the Kobe Waterfront Art Project :
The concept of this event is to express the diversity of Kobe through art.
Spectators will see series of different world unfolding before their eyes, starting from hydrangea (the city’s flower),
then the dancing carps (a tribute to the Fish Dancing, an art sculpture standing in Meriken Park),
followed by the unique scenery of Kobe such as its port and cityscapes.
Also, a gigantic 70-meter mannequin will appear on a vertically long projecting screen.
- January 14, 2022 (Friday) ~ April 27, 2022 (Wednesday)
Various images related to Kobe will be projected thru out the show.
SYMDIRECT TakenakaSYMDIRECT is a group unit specialized in planning and producing events, which was founded by Takenaka Co. Ltd., a company that started off its business as a projector manufacturer in 1926. Being a “Real and Virtual Experience Provider,” SYMDIRECT is committed to creating value in the space it produces by combining its creative producing capability with Takenaka’s high visual technology and content production skill.
Daisuke ItoDedicated his college time to creating visuals/movies on his own.
He further studied music and movie production at a technical academy and later on joined Takenaka in 2004. He exerted his talent in producing excellent visuals for promotional projection mapping in overseas since 2009-- way before Japan starts to take notice of projection mapping.
Since then Daisuke is engaged in many successful projection mapping productions.
Wataru SatoWataru started playing piano when he was 5 years old. He entered Hamamatsu Gakugei High School and took the Brass Band Course. He later went to Osaka College of Music, Composition Major. While in college, he studied computer composition on his own. Since Wataru is heavily influenced by the harmony of the French Impressionism and the “subtle pause” in the pure Japanese music, he composes many pieces of music that feature Japanese music instruments and also writes many Western music. He arranged the music for the Japanese national artistic swimming team that competed in the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games. He works as a composer and arranger in the field of TV commercials, VP, event music and other genre.
BAKIBAKIBorn in Osaka, 1978, BAKIBAKI graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts.
His signature pattern, known as “Baki Pattern,” is his own interpretation of the traditional Japanese pattern in which the cultural heritage and the essence of street culture are blended together. His activity centers around drawing mural in various places in Japan. He conducted live painting events and workshops in 13 countries. He started the “Yodo Kabe” project in 2021, which is a mural drawing project in Yodogawa ward, Osaka. He is currently focused on revitalizing the community as the Osaka World Expo is scheduled to take place in 2025.