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2022.02.21

KAWASAKI and NAKED, INC. - Furusato musubi - in Kawasaki City’s Nihon Minka-en

KAWASAKI and NAKED, INC. - Furusato musubi - in Kawasaki City’s Nihon Minka-en

NAKED is in charge of planning and directing the “KAWASAKI and NAKED, INC. - Furusato musubi - in Kawasaki City’s Nihon Minka-en” event from Wednesday, February 23 to Thursday, March 31, 2022 at the Nihon Minka-en in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa.

NAKED has been creating new value for world heritage sites and buildings designated as important cultural properties, including Nijo-jo Castle in Kyoto City, through projection mapping and illuminations. This time, we will plan and direct nighttime strolls with a "furusato” (hometown) theme at Kawasaki City's Nihon Minka-en, which is located in Ikuta Ryokuchi Park, one of the city’s largest natural treasures, and is one of Japan's most famous open-air museums on traditional Japanese houses.

At Kawasaki City's Nihon Minka-en, you can see houses and watermills built in the iconic style of east Japan, and they have all been designated as national, prefectural, and city cultural properties. These nighttime walks are full of unique NAKED expressions based on the history of such houses with thatched roofs, letting visitors experience the nostalgia of ones hometown while also discovering new charming aspects of the city.

NAKED turns social distancing into interactive art

NAKED Distance Lanterns™

NAKED's Distance Lanterns™, which were first used at Nijo-jo Castle in 2020, will also be available. These interactive lanterns by NAKED turn social distancing into interactive art. The lantern’s halo helps maintain distancing between users, so visitors can become part of the light-based art while enjoying a safe stroll through the park grounds.

Productions

Travelers

The Suzuki House, an Important Cultural Property of Kanagawa Prefecture

Travelers

This production tells a tale through light and shadow of the long journey guests made to stay at the Suzuki House, which was a horse inn. Travelers are depicted climbing mountains and going through forests.

Gate of passage

Attendant’s waiting room at the Saji House Gate, an Important Cultural Property of Kawasaki City

Gate of passage

Projection mapping on the Saji House Gate invites visitors on a journey to a light-filled hometown. The gate marks the beginning of a timeless nighttime stroll and lets you feel this hometown's past, present, and future with all five senses.

Irodori garden

The Misawa House, an Important Cultural Property of Kanagawa Prefecture

Irodori garden

A garden where you can feel the coming of spring with illuminations, aromas, and AR content. Visitors can experience a touch of spring.

Amane waters

Water mill, an Important Cultural Property of Kawasaki City

Amane waters

Projection mapping and the lighting on the water mill turn the water into a stream of light. Water-powered energy played a significant role in people's daily lives and gets a new reimagined look with projection mapping.

Welcoming the Master

The Sasaki House, an Important Cultural Property of Japan

Welcoming the Master

A lively and welcoming scene is shown of people gathering at the residence, and the illuminated wall makes visitors’ shadows change colors. This photo spot connects the past with the present by linking people and folk houses.

The windows of memories

The Yamashita House, an Important Cultural Property of Kanagawa Prefecture

The windows of memories

Memories of folk houses from around Japan and beautiful scenery of the four seasons in each hometown are projected onto the shoji paper windows of the Gassho-style housing from Shirakawa-go. Visitors are invited to go on a journey through these memories.

The Crossing Marche

Around The Yamashita House and The Sasaki House

This marche is a diverse cultural market where the past and present meet.

(Food stalls will be located in front of the main building even after the preventative measures are lifted, not inside the park.)

* To be held only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The schedule and details of the stalls may change due to the COVID-19 situation.

Request to our guests to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

● Restrictions to the number of visitors ● Body temperature checks (Those with a temperature of 37.5°C or higher will not be allowed to enter.) ● When visiting, please wear a face mask ● We recommend registering with Kanagawa’s LINE COVID-19 Notification System and using the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's COVID-19 Contact-Confirming app (COCOA).

* The content and schedule of this event may be changed or canceled due to the COVID-19 situation.

* Please practice social distancing at the event.

* Please note that if you cannot cooperate with our prevention measures, you may be denied entry or asked to leave the venue.

Event Information

  • Event: KAWASAKI and NAKED, INC. - Furusato musubi - in Kawasaki City’s Nihon Minka-en
  • Period: Wednesday, February 23 - Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • * Closed on Mondays. If Monday is a national holiday, the event will be closed the following day. The event will be closed on Thursday, February 24, the day after a national holiday.
  • Hours: 17:30-21:30 (Last entry at 21:00)
  • * Please check the official website for the latest information.
  • Venue: Kawasaki City Nihon Minka-en
  • Address: 7-1-1 Masugata, Tama-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa 214-0032
  • Access:
  • Odakyu Line: A 13-minute walk from Mukogaoka-yuen Station’s south exit
  • JR Nambu Line: A 25-minute walk from Noborito Station’s Ikuta Ryokuchi exit
  • Parking lot: To enter the park from the main gate, use the Ikuta Ryokuchi east exit parking lot (A Repark parking lot with 163 spaces).
  • Prices:
  • <Adults> Tuesday to Thursday: 1,000 yen / Friday to Sunday and holidays: 1,400 yen
  • <Children> Tuesday to Thursday: 500 yen / Friday to Sunday and holidays: 900 yen
  • * Children’s fees are for those up to elementary school students. Free admission for preschoolers.
  • * Invitation tickets to Nihon Minka-en, annual passports, and other discounts cannot be used.
  • Advance tickets: Ticket Pia (https://w.pia.jp/t/kawasaki-naked/)
  • On-the-day tickets: Available at the venue’s ticket office
  • * To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, we may restrict the number of people entering the event. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance if possible. Please note that even if you come to the reception desk on the day of, you may not be able to enter the venue.
  • Official website: https://event.naked.works/furusatomusubi/
  • Organizer: Kawasaki City, KAWASAKI and NAKED, INC. - Furusato musubi Production Committee
  • Planning: NAKED, INC., Hibiya-Kadan Floral Co., Ltd.
  • General Production: NAKED, INC.
  • Sponsor: Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
  • <Event-related inquiries>
  • KAWASAKI and NAKED, INC. - Furusato musubi - in Kawasaki City’s Nihon Minka-en Office
  • Phone number: 044-933-2300 (Weekdays 10: 00-17: 00)