This year’s Omotesando Hills will light up the “floating balloon tree of light”! “Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2022 Lighting Ceremony”
At Omotesando Hills, from November 16th (Wednesday) to December 25th (Sunday), Christmas illuminations with the theme of “Floating Balloon Tree of Light” will be displayed on the grand staircase in the main building. On the first day, the 16th (Wednesday), an illumination lighting ceremony was held for the first time in three years, welcoming Yuko Araki as a special guest.
Mr. Araki lit up about 14,000 balloons,
A gorgeous “floating balloon tree of light”!
A special guest, Yuko Araki, appeared in a dressy Christmas-like set-up and a distinctive make-up with crimson lips that matched the color. The lighting ceremony for the Christmas illuminations on the grand stairwell of the Omotesando Hills main building was held in a gorgeous appearance that was unified by DIOR in jewelry, makeup, and costume dress.
The theme of “Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2022” is “floating balloon tree of light”. The artist unit “DAISY BALLOON” was appointed for the design and direction, and it is a Christmas illumination using about 14,000 balloons that were individually hand-molded by the artists themselves. Mr. Araki commented on the lighting of the Christmas illuminations that glittered like an aurora, “I felt that it was an unprecedented Christmas illumination that changes in various shapes and colors. It is a wonderful illumination where you can enjoy diversity and various thoughts with art. I was very happy to be able to light up.”
Araki Yuko’s memories of Christmas?
“The most memorable thing is Christmas spent with my family.” [Image 2
After the Christmas illuminations were turned on, a talk session was held on the theme of Christmas. Regarding Christmas that has been particularly memorable so far, Mr. Araki said, “Christmas and my birthday are close, so my heart gets even more excited when the Christmas season comes. Among them, I remember it well. But this is the Christmas I spent with my family when I was little.If everyone can make memories by looking at the wonderful illuminations, I think it will be a Christmas that they will remember even when they grow up.Make wonderful memories. I would be happy if you could make it in this place.” He commented on the illumination and his childhood Christmas memories.
In Omotesando, “Looking at the visitors, I refine my sensibility”! Also, in front of the artistic Christmas tree, when asked, “Where do you get your sensibilities as an artist?” Every time I visit a place where there are many fashionable people with refined sensibilities, I check everyone’s clothes, etc. In Omotesando, I study the fashion of various people and refine my sensibilities by inputting them. ”He told me about the fashionable Araki-san who is always ready to update his sense.
Finally, talk about your resolution for 2023 with a smile!
“I want to continue to show you a figure that will lead to someone’s dreams.” Next, when I asked Mr. Araki about his aspirations for 2023, he said, “I was moved the moment I saw the illumination. I want to accumulate work that can deliver appearances and emotions.I hope I can continue to show you a figure that will lead to someone’s dreams.” It was done. Lastly, regarding the Christmas illuminations at Omotesando Hills, she said, “I would like you to see the illuminations in front of you and feel the various emotions and diversity. I think that it is an illumination that can be enjoyed in different ways depending on the person who sees it, so many people come to see it. I would be happy if you could give me a comment with a bright smile.
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