Shiseido donates public art “Crystal of Light” to Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

Shiseido will be on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, with the aim of contributing to the creation of an attractive city in Ginza, where it was founded, and transmitting beauty to the world through art. We will donate the public art work "Crystal of Light" to.

* Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Tokyo Metro")

<< About "Crystal of Light" >>

This work is a light sculpture that integrates 636 crystal glasses with special facets, and was created by Tokujin Yoshioka, who is known as a world-famous artist. A world map is used when designing the brilliance of the work, and it is structured to express the world with light. The innumerable glows emitted from the crystal glass become one huge light, and the light contains the wish for peace that "the world becomes one as living on the earth" and gives shine to the people who come and go in the city. , Will be a new symbol of Ginza Station.

<< About setting up public art on Tokyo Metro >>

At Tokyo Metro, we are promoting the installation of public art in line with the construction and renewal of stations with the aim of creating a comfortable and moist cultural space. Public art will be installed at 5 stations on the Ginza Line (Kyobashi Station, Ginza Station, Toranomon Station, Aoyama 1-chome Station, Gaienmae Station) that will be renewed this time.

《Shiseido and Ginza》

Our company was founded in Ginza in 1872 as Japan's first private Western-style dispensing pharmacy. We have continued to create new value together with the city of Ginza, which has always accepted and developed new things. From 2019, the corporate philosophy is "BEAUTY INNOVATIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD", and in response to the diversifying values of beauty in the future, people all over the world will have confidence, courage, joy and happiness. We will take on the challenge of innovation that will bring about.

<Outline of public art>

Release date: October 16, 2020 (Friday)
Artist: Tokujin Yoshioka Title: "Crystal of Light"
Size: Length about 1.65m Width about 3.5m
Installation location: Near Exit B6 of Tokyo Metro Ginza Station

<Artist overview>

Tokujin Yoshioka <br /> Artist

Born in 1967. 2000 Established Tokujin Yoshioka Design Office. Active in the areas of design, architecture and contemporary art. Poetic works on the theme of light are internationally acclaimed.

Representative works include the glass bench "Water Block" that is permanently exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay, the crystal prism architecture "Rainbow Church", the crystal chair "VENUS", and the glass tea room "Koan". At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, he designs the Holy Fire Relay Torch.

His works are permanently held in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Museum of Modern Art in France, and other major museums in the world. He has received many international awards such as the Mainichi Design Award, the Newcomer Award for the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Design Miami / Designer of the Year, and the Milano Design Award.

Selected as one of the "100 Most Respected Japanese People in the World" by Newsweek magazine in the United States.