The Ginza Street Association, the Ginza International Luxury Committee (GILC), and the All Ginza Association will hold an art project “GINZA ART WALK” to draw out and create the charm of Ginza from Saturday, December 17, 2022 for 9 days. , It will be held for the first time mainly on Ginza-dori and Harumi-dori.
"GINZA ART WALK" is the 11th year event since its predecessor, Ginza Illumination "Hikarimichi", and "Hikarimichi" has been well received by many customers in Japan and overseas.
The number of people going out to the city has decreased due to the influence of the corona, and Ginza has been affected to some extent, but as the number of people infected with the corona has decreased, the vibrancy of the city is gradually returning. Based on the concept of "Let's meet in Ginza," we hope that people who have visited Ginza for the first time in a long time will rediscover the charm of Ginza. bloom in the city
The two main contents are "Coloring the streets of Ginza! BANNER ART" and "Discovering the new charm of Ginza! STREET ART" .
In "BANNER ART" , students from Taimei Elementary School in Chuo Ward will post illustrations drawn with flower motifs on the theme of "I want to reach someone" as flags on street lights. In addition, from the perspective of SDGs, since November 2022, we have been implementing initiatives to take advantage of the features of the durable material of the street light flags and upcycle them into products such as eco bags after posting them. In order for Ginza to continue this activity as a way of facing social issues, the BANNER ART will also be upcycled into eco bags or stationery after it is displayed.
In "STREET ART", "bus stops", "bench", "signs", "telephone booths", "clean boxes", "street lights", "temporary Enclosures will be wrapped in flower art, and the entire city will be colored with flowers. We hope that you will feel the new charm of Ginza by transforming the things that are usually casually installed in the city into something a little strange through flower art. Furthermore, from the perspective of SDGs, we plan to utilize flowers that were planned to be discarded without being seen by people due to demand.
In addition, messages (feelings) solicited on Twitter in advance will be printed on roses and message flowers that will bloom in the city will also appear in the city. Message Flower is accepting messages from Saturday, December 10th. Each day, the first 70 people will be accepted, so I would like to ask you to tell us about your important thoughts that you can't say out loud on a daily basis.
*GINZA ART WAL official website: https://www.ginza.jp/event/21870 (released at 00:00 on the 10th)
Overview of GINZA ART WALK Name: GINZA ART WALK
■Details: Exhibition of art works in the city (*Exhibition period varies depending on the art work.)
・BANNER ART ※December 10 start ・STREET ART
■ Schedule: December 17 (Sat)-December 25 (Sun), 2022
■ Venue: Ginza-dori 1-chome to 8-chome Harumi-dori Sukiyabashi to the intersection of Ginza 4-chome
■ Organizer: Ginza Street Association / GILC / All Ginza Association * GILC member 17 brands (in alphabetical order)
Bulgari / Cartier / Chanel / Christian Dior / Dunhill / Fendi / Giorgio Armani / Harry Winston / Hermès / Montblanc / OMEGA / Salvatore Ferragamo / TASAKI / Tiffany & Co. / Vacheron Constantin / Valentino / Van Cleef & Arpels
■ Sponsors: Taisei Corporation / Asahi Shimbun Co., Ltd. / Kajima Corporation
/GINZA SIX Retail Management Co., Ltd. / Ginza Mitsukoshi / Shiseido Co., Ltd. / Shimizu Corporation / Hulic Co., Ltd. / Matsuya Co., Ltd. / Mizuho Bank, Ltd. / Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Club Co., Ltd. (Diners Club) / Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. / Uniqlo Co., Ltd./Ricoh Co., Ltd./Wako Co., Ltd.
■ Support: Chuo Ward ■ Cooperation: Chuo Ward Taimei Elementary School / Sapporo Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. / Seiwa Sogo Building Co., Ltd.
Event overview details
Color the streets of Ginza! BANNER ART
The students of Taimei Elementary School in Chuo Ward, which was born in Ginza and celebrated its 144th anniversary this year (51 students in total), drew an illustration of a flower motif on the theme of "I want to send it to someone". Posted as a flag. Including the explanatory flags, a total of 118 flags color the streets of Ginza.
★ Attention point
All Ginza street light flags will be upcycled after being posted!
From the perspective of SDGs, since November 2022, Ginza has been implementing initiatives to upcycle flags into eco-bags and other products after posting, taking advantage of the features of the durable materials used in streetlight flags. In order to make this a continuous initiative from Ginza, this BANNER ART will also be upcycled into eco bags or stationery after posting.
Discover the new charm of Ginza! STREET ART
As if to welcome the reunion in Ginza, the "bus stops", "benches", "signs", "telephone booths", "clean boxes", "street lights", "temporary fences", etc. installed in the streets of Ginza are decorated with flowers. Wrap yourself in art and color the entire city with flowers. We hope that you will feel the new charm of Ginza by transforming the things that are usually casually installed in the city into something a little strange through flower art.
flower art direction
Born in Oita prefecture in 1965. Since 1988, he has been training as a flower artist in the Netherlands, and in 1990 won second place in the design competition of the Flower Expo Osaka. Established Flower Arts Co., Ltd. in 2013 and served as the chief designer of "Unblack" developed by the company. From the dynamic decoration of events and stages, to the production of gift flowers and wedding bouquets, he is involved in a wide range of projects.
★ Attention points
Introducing a message flower that delivers your thoughts on a white rose!
■ Implementation details: We are looking for thoughts (messages) that we want to deliver on Twitter.
On the day of the event, message flowers printed with the thoughts posted on white roses will be displayed around town.
Installation schedule: December 17th (Sat) to 25th (Sun), 2022, every day for 9 days
Installation location: 4 STREET ART locations * Details of posting messages will be announced on official Twitter every day
■ Message recruitment period:
Pre-registration: December 10, 2022 12:00 to December 15, 2022 (Thursday) 13:59 Recruitment during the exhibition: December 15, 2022 (Thursday) 14:00 to December 22, 2022 13 Until :59 *Advance applications will be exhibited on December 17-18, 2022 *Applications during the exhibition will be exhibited 2-3 days after the application date
■ Quantity: 70 people on a first-come, first-served basis each day
How to collect messages: 1. Follow the official Twitter (@GINZAARTWARK) account 2. Retweet a specific tweet 3. Post your thoughts with the hashtag "#GINZA ART WALK"
■Notes: Depending on the content of the message, such as slander, we may not be able to accept it.
About Ginza International Luxury Committee (GILC)
In 2002, seven international luxury brands with shops on Ginza, Chuo-dori, and Harumi-dori cooperated to form the Ginza International Luxury Committee (abbreviated as GILC) in order to further raise awareness and revitalize the Ginza area. Gilk) was established.
GILC is currently organized by 17 companies and is a committee belonging to the Ginza Street Association.
As a member of Ginza, a city that represents Japan, GILC will continue to engage in various activities with the aim of spreading the message of "international and highly cultural Ginza" to the world.
■Representative: Hitoshi Miki (President and Regional CEO, Richemont Japan Ltd.)
■ GILC activity results
2003 VOGUE photo exhibition
2004 GINZA SAKURA AVENUE
2005-2010 Ginza International Jazz Festival
2011-2017 Ginza Illumination
2019 Ginza Short Film Contest
[General Incorporated Association Ginza Street Association / GILC / All Ginza Association] From the press release