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Japan Harmony Resorts Co., Ltd. Two new works featuring color and music will be released in July 2024 in the a rt installation “Mountain Lights” by world-renowned artist Bruce Munro.

Nippon Harmony Resort Co., Ltd.
Two new works featuring color and music will be released in July 2024 in the art installation “Mountain Lights” by world-renowned artist Bruce Munro.
The expanded world of Mountain Lights – with vivid colors and music… ……
Niseko HANAZONO Resort (hereinafter referred to as HANAZONO), operated by Nippon Harmony Resorts Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kutchan-cho, Abuta District, Representative: Colin Richard Hackworth), will become “Mountain Lights” from July 1, 2024. We will begin operations with the addition of two new works, “Moon Blooms” and “Prismatic Spring.”
[Image 1:×2600.jpg] Prototype Moon Blooms and Prismatic Spring created at Niseko HANAZONO Resort last year (C) Bruce Munro Studio
Mountain Lights Official Promotion Video
[Video 2:] Mountain Lights is a large-scale immersive light art installation created by internationally renowned British artist Bruce Munro (see artist profile below). Now in its third year, Niseko is the only place in Japan where you can see Bruce Munro’s works on display.
[Image 2:×2600.jpg] Arrow Spring (C) Bruce Munro Studio
Mountain Lights is a large-scale immersive light art installation created by internationally renowned British artist Bruce Munro (see artist profile below). Now in its third year, Niseko is the only place in Japan where you can see Bruce Munro’s works on display.
Displayed along the ski slopes of HANAZONO in the summer, the “Firefly” consisting of 24 fiber optic cables blends into the landscape and lights up as 180,000 particles of light. The 180,000 particles of light transform into a 1.3km long band of light called “Arrow Spring”, illuminating the base of Mt. Niseko Annupuri. Arrow Spring, wrapped in a gentle glow just like a real firefly, gently embraces the land of HANAZONO as it receives the Niseko wind. Moon Blooms
[Image 3:×2758.jpg] Future Light (C) Bruce Munro Studio
In the past, Mountain Lights has been inspired by geomorphology, geology, mythology, and artistic perspectives. While retaining the original artwork, which is an important element, the first new addition is “Moon Blooms,” 1,000 color-changing orbs of light that appear immediately after exiting the gondola. Reminiscent of the snow that covers the land of HANAZONO, the addition of color to previously monochromatic works makes the beginning of a new chapter even more spectacular, just as the plants waiting patiently under the snow begin to bud with the arrival of spring. It is colored by.
Moon Blooms is a development of the work “Field of Light,” which embodies Bruce’s experience when he visited Uluru, a world heritage site in Australia. It has been successfully held in countries all over the world, including South Korea.
The mysterious music that evokes the changing light of the day enhances the beauty of the illuminations and invites you to a romantic and fantastical world.
Prismatic Spring − Prism Spring −
[Image 4:×2600.jpg] Moon Blooms prototype (C) Bruce Munro Studio
The second piece, “Prismatic Spring,” appears as you walk through the land of Moon Blooms, which have strong roots and shine straight toward the sky. Hanging from the 69 tree-like structures, the light flowers bloom like orchids and change colors, forming a tree-lined avenue that sways in the air, drawing the consciousness of visitors from the ground to the sky.
“Mountain Lights” is a magnificent light walking path that spreads out under the sky of Niseko, Hokkaido, where countless stars twinkle. Please enjoy an unparalleled immersive experience of rich nature and light that can only be experienced in Niseko in the world.
[Image 5:×2701.jpg] Prismatic Spring prototype (C) Bruce Munro Studio
Mountain Lights will be held by Nippon Harmony Resorts Co., Ltd. in collaboration with Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO, and will open for a long run from summer to autumn from July 1st to October 6th in 2024.
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[Image 6:×2160.jpg] Mountain Lights Map: Mountain Lights features four artworks by Bruce Munro. Collaboration event “Mountain Lights and Fire God Dance”
[Image 7:×3042.jpg] Event image (C) Niseko Hanazono Resort
A flame dance “Mountain Lights and Fire God Dance” will be held at Mountain Lights. Blending in with nature, the foothills of Mt. Annupuri in Niseko are enveloped in the fantastic light of mountain lights, the sound of Mukkuri gently echoing in the quiet night, a fire performance dancing to music with fireworks in the background, and Ainu wrapped in flames. Enjoy miraculous synchronicity sessions such as sword dances that can only be seen here.

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The experience
[Image 8:×683.jpg] “Field of Light” held at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia (C) Bruce Munro Studio Mountain Lights begins with a ride on HANAZONO’s 10-person gondola. The gondola allows you to see the entire work from the sky, giving you a panoramic view of the rural landscape of Niseko Aria and the typical Hokkaido mountains that extend all the way to Sapporo, such as Mt. Yoichi. After getting off, enjoy the light art up close while leisurely following the walking path.
The Mountain Lights Inspiration
Bruce Munro’s work is inspired by the shared experience of human life, which has been a strong interest for him for decades.
Since ancient times, humans have been associated with fire, providing benefits such as light and warmth, and sharing its mysterious brilliance with others. For example, the Ainu people, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, consider fire to be a motherly goddess and mediator, and the Aboriginal people of faraway Australia also expressed their compassion for others through fire.
Munro interprets the light produced by electricity as a modern “fire” and expresses humanity’s shared experience using fire as a medium through Mountain Lights. Mountain Lights is woven into the warmth and compassion that has been shared through fire since time immemorial. Artist profile
[Image 9:×786.jpg] Bruce Munro (C) Bruce Munro Studio
Bruce Munro is a British installation artist. His works using light have been exhibited around the world. In 2019, Field of Light at Sensorio, held in Paso Robles, California, attracted worldwide attention. The New York Times describes the charm of his work as follows: “There is nothing quite like this magical sight at dusk in the foothills of Paso Robles, a popular wine region. Thousands of Munro’s solar-powered glass spheres create a colorful terrestrial aurora borealis. It is a magical time that envelops all who come. Munro is widely known for his large-scale, immersive installations that use light, inspired by his interest in the “shared experiences of human life.” For over 30 years, I’ve made it my life’s work to capture my ideas and images in sketchbooks. This allows me to record my reactions to stimuli such as music, literature, science, and the world around me, and use these as references, considerations, and themes for my works. This tendency, combined with career training in the creation of works of light, is coupled with a commitment to composition and a quest for regeneration. As a result, Munro creates both experiential artwork and everyday story pieces.
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
[Image 10:×2600.jpg] Niseko HANAZONO resort in winter
Niseko, located approximately 100km southwest of Sapporo City, is one of Japan’s largest resort areas, known for its powder snow that is highly praised by visitors from all over the world. Niseko HANAZONO Resort is one of Niseko’s four ski resorts, offering ski courses and lessons for all levels, luxury ski-in ski-out accommodations, exceptional culinary experiences, a full range of guest services, and activities. We offer
In December 2021, we replaced the 6-seater lift with heated seats and installed a new 10-seater gondola designed by Italy’s Pinin Farina, allowing you to enjoy elegant aerial transportation and night skiing. .
In the summer, we are blessed with a rich natural environment and a cool environment, and there are plenty of outdoor activities such as water activities such as rafting, ducking, and canyoning, tree trekking in the forest, cycling, and golf. In the summer of 2022, “HANAZONO ZIPFLIGHT”, the world’s largest and Japan’s longest mega zipline, will begin operations and is attracting attention.
[Image 11:×2218.jpg] HANAZONO ZIPFLIGHT, one of the longest in Asia
Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO
[Image 12:×1032.jpg] Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO (C) Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO is a luxury mountain resort located in a unique location overlooking the magnificent landscape of Mt. Yotei and Niseko Annupuri. Enjoy Niseko’s natural beauty, admired by domestic and international travelers, in luxurious style all year round. A contemporary design space that blends in with the stunning natural scenery, high-quality art scattered throughout the hotel, a wide range of gourmet dining options, and the personal service that the Park Hyatt brand is known for. Everything provided at the resort will create a rich stay filled with elegant splendor.
[Image 13:×1365.jpg] Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO (C) Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt is a hotel where discerning travelers around the world can feel at home in style while on the road. We deliver personalized hospitality with a focus on quality. In major cities and resort areas around the world, we express luxury befitting each destination through interior design. Enjoy Park Hyatt’s signature art collection and design, relaxing, well-appointed guest rooms, and dazzling gastronomy created by award-winning chefs in a luxurious setting. There are currently 45 Park Hyatt locations around the world. More details about this release: