Nijo Castle Autumn Light-Up by NAKED 2023
NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Autumn at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site in Kyoto
Autumn is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful seasons in Japan, competing with the famous cherry blossoms in spring. With the drop in temperatures and the arrival of autumn, Japan is covered in shades of red, orange and yellow.
This is what is known in Japanese as Momiji, or the contemplation of autumn leaves. One of the most popular sites for momiji is Kyoto. The ancient capital of Japan is one of the 3 most visited cities. Its beautiful temples, shrines and ancient buildings are a beauty to behold at any time of the year, but even more so in autumn.
NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Autumn at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site will be held from October 27 (Friday) to December 3 (Sunday), 2023. This event is part of the NAKED GARDEN ONE KYOTO 2023 Autumn Garden, an urban event where the real and virtual cross over.
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NAKED FLOWERS, created by the creative company NAKED, INC. is an interactive art exhibition with a floral motif held at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site. Nijo Castle was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence for the first shogun of Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and offers something different from temples and shrines, as a beautiful and photogenic garden. NAKED FLOWERS has become a popular annual event in Kyoto, with illuminations that change according to the season, such as NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Cherry Blossoms at Nijo Castle in Spring.
For this Autumn 2023 NAKED and Ikenobo, the headmaster of the Ikebana school of flower arrangement, will collaborate to expand the area of the exhibition and update the traditional Japanese culture of ikebana.
NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Autumn at Nijo Castle is a unique and original art experience where visitors can become a part of the fantastic world of the castle, autumn leaves, and NAKED art. So if you are in Kyoto during this dates, don’t miss this chance to have an unmemorable experience! Let’s discover more about the details.
Karamon Gate, the main gate of Nijo Castle, will welcome visitors with a projection mapping of Autumn leaves, silver grass, peonies and other flowers and the sound of bell bugs. A preview to the fantastic flower castle that lies ahead.
A path of flowers and light, with ikebana flowers created by Iemoto Ikenobo, director of the Ikebana flower arrangement school, lit up under the moonlight.
Overlooking the Ninomaru Garden, one of the most beautiful spots of the Nijo Castle, an elegant and dynamic projection mapping of flowers and grasses will be displayed in front of the hall of Ninomaru Palace, a National Treasure, with musical instruments.
Under the moonlight, flowers bloom one after another on the inner moat of Nijo Castle, dancing in the reflections of the water. An interactive projection mapping.
The tea house will be illuminated in autumn tones, offering a majestic garden scene.
Autumn foliage light-up at the Seiryu-en garden. In the Seiryu-en area visitors can relax and enjoy the autumn leaves, the gentle light created by the wearable art will add even more beauty to the place.
Finally in the kitchen vestibule visitors can enjoy two types of collaboration events.
On one side, a space with ikebana works by Ikenobo, the head of the Ikebana school of flower arrangement, and light flowers created by participants. A work in which the experience of ikebana has evolved into a participatory art unique to modern times. When visitors stand in front of the white wall in the front garden, flowers will bloom just as if they were arranging their own flowers.
In addition, you can enjoy a nice Autumn evening party with a drink and sweets made from delicious and authentic Uji powdered green tea from Fukujuen, a long-established tea shop in Kyoto, while listening beautiful music and contemplating the projection mapping.
A limited number of special tickets that includes a unique paper lantern personalized with your name went on sale on September 22 (Friday). The tickets also cames with a priority admission benefit that allows visitors to enter the venue without having to wait in line. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of tickets for the plan with name-printed lanterns will be donated to the preservation of Kyoto’s cultural assets.
NAKED FLOWERS 2023 Autumn at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage Site
Venue: Nijo Castle
Access: By bus
Date: October 27 (Friday) to December 3 (Sunday), 2023
Hours: 18:00 ~ 22:00 (last admission 21:00)
From Monday to Thursday: 1,600 yen for adults/1,000 yen for elementary school students
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 2,000 yen for adults/ 1,400 yen for elementary school students
Same day tickets
From Monday to Thursday: 2,000 yen for adults/1,200 yen for elementary school students
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 2,400 yen for adults/ 1,600 yen for elementary school students
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If you like the combination of autumn leaves with night illumination, here you have another top spot in Kyoto ▶︎Eikando Zenrinji Temple: Best Autumn Leaves Illumination in Kyoto
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