JAPONISMES 2018:
Eiffel Tower dressed in Japanese Lights
by Motoko Ishii & Akari-Lisa Ishii

As the highlight of Japonismes 2018, there will be a special light-up of France’s representative monument, the Eiffel Tower. Known worldwide, the tower is located in western Paris on the bank of the Seine River. Built by Gustav Eiffel in 1887 to commemorate the International Exposition of 1867 held in Paris, this radio tower symbolic of France stands 324 meters tall and is still in use today as a radio tower.

It is said that carrying-out a light-up using the latest lighting technology since the time of the tower’s completion is like continually dressing a lady in a beautiful dress of light to be the face of night. In the past, color light-ups have been held in connection with French national projects and international events related to France, but there has never been a production with Japan as the theme.

This time, as one of the official events and highlight of Japonismes 2018, a collaboration of France and Japan based on an agreement between the two countries, Japan will be adopted as the theme for the first time and a special light-up of the Eiffel Tower embodying Japonismes will be carried out.

Date & Time: September 13–14, 2018 (Thu, Fri) 2018, from sunset to 01:00
Venue: Eiffel Tower, Paris
Co-organizers : The Japan Foundation Executive Committee for Special Light-up of Eiffel Tower, Japonismes 2018
Planners & Producers : Motoko Ishii & Akari-Lisa Ishii
Lighting Design & Production : Motoko Ishii & Motoko Ishii Lighting Design (Tokyo) Akari-Lisa Ishii & I.C.O.N. (Paris)
Partners : City of Paris Eiffel Tower operating company Chaillot – National Dance Theater
Sponsors : Panasonic, Stanley Electric, SHIMA SEIKI Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, NTT Communications, Inter Light Forum
Cooperation : Tokyo National Museum Nezu Museum

www.japonismes2018highlight.com

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