Red Bull Music Festival Tokyo 2019 KAKO-RYURYOKU at Hama-rikyu Gardens
April 20th, 2019 (Sat) 19:00～21:00
Event / Program Overview
An event was held at Hamarikyu Gardens, an inner-city oasis of Tokyo. This event featured a perfect fusion of technology and nature through stunning light shows and performances of ambient music by foreign and domestic artists. Guests were able to immerse themselves in an extraordinary experience combining Japanese nature, music and light.
Approximately 500 people participated at this event. Guests were able to enjoy ambient music and stunning illuminations while strolling around the gardens. The event recalled the times of Tokugawa shogunate, when Hama-rikyu Gardens had been used as an entertainment venue. (The 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival Sponsorship Project)
Main event venue and entertaiment
With the Matsu-no-ochaya tea house at the heart of the illuminations, an acoustic booth was set up to play music that matched the performances, creating a surreal atmosphere.
©Suguru Saito / Red Bull Content Pool
A mysterious atmosphere was created by the Nakajima-no-ochaya tea house, which was reflected in the waters of a pool and highlighted by the illuminations, bringing out the charm of the pleasure gardens to the full.
＜Fujimi Yama Clearing＞
In a large clearing overlooking a garden pool and backed by Tokyo’s urban skyline, creative lighting solutions were used during the performance there, to showcase the contrast of the sky scrapers with the pool.
©Yasuharu Sasaki / Red Bull Content Pool ©Yasuharu Sasaki / Red Bull Content Pool
At the climax of the event, smoke combined with the illuminations. Added to the gentle and mysterious tones of ambient music, the atmosphere of the space became yet more fantastic.
Participants of the event enjoyed experiencing this Japanese garden filled with light and music; an atmosphere completely different from the more mundane appearance of Hama-rikyu Gardens during general opening hours.
■Number of participants
Approximately 500 people