A Japanese paper shoji projection mapping exhibition, “Omiya Mandala”, at Art Saitama 2023, aka Saitama International Art Festival.
Art Saitama: Omiya Mandala
Daigo Sakane, a video artist from Omiya City, will hold a Japanese paper shoji projection mapping exhibition “Omiya Mandala” from Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 to Sunday, November 26th, 2023. The exhibition is at the Bonsai Four Seasons House. The Japanese paper shoji screens used in this exhibition have a property that makes it difficult for the light from the projector to pass through to the back side. Because of this, different images can be projected on the front and back of the shoji. On the front, 120 places and legends of Saitama City are illustrated and visualized. Furthermore, there is a different image on each frame of the shoji. In addition, on the back, the artist has projected a collage of the current landscape of Saitama City.
Bonsai Four Seasons House
`Bonsai Shiki no Ie”, or Bonsai Four Seasons House, is a Japanese-style building built by relocating and copying part of the residence of the Mitsuomi Higashikado family (the chief priest of Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine). Bonsai Village, Manga Kaikan (manga museum), and Omiya Park are all within walking distance.
There is also currently a special event, bonsai light up, at the Omiya Bonsai Art Gallery. Both exhibitions are part of “Art Saitama 2023” which is also called Saitama International Art Festival.
Event: Japanese Paper Shoji Projection Mapping “Omiya Mandala” 和紙障子プロジェクションマッピング「大宮曼荼羅」
Date: from public holiday Thursday November 23rd to Sunday November 26th 2023.
Time: from 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: 300 yen entrance fee
Venue: Bonsai Four Seasons House (On Google Maps as the House of the Four Seasons), 〒331-0805 Saitama, Kita Ward, Bonsaicho, 267-1 さいたま市盆栽四季の家. View on Google Maps.
Bonsai Four Seasons house is about a ten minute walk from Toro Station and about a seven minute walk from Omiyakoen station. There is parking for about eleven cars.