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DANDELION PROJECT”, an art project that connects with the world at the Karamon Gate, a national treasure of Nishi Honganji Temple

Ryotaro Muramatsu / NAKED’s “DANDELION PROJECT,” a participatory art project that connects with the world, will be exhibited for four days from November 24 to 27, 2022, along with lighting up the Karamon Gate, a national treasure at Honganji Temple (Nishi Honganji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto), the head temple of the Honganji sect of Shinshu Jodo.

This work will be exhibited in conjunction with “NAKED AUCTION 0 (zero),” Naked’s first art auction event, which will be held at the Honganji Dendoin. KYOTO”, a next-generation art project presented by Naked in collaboration with Kyoto City, Uji City, and Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture.

 

DANDELION PROJECT” makes its first appearance at the Karamon Gate, a national treasure of the World Heritage Site Nishi Honganji Temple

The “DANDELION PROJECT” is an art project by artist Ryotaro Muramatsu to plant (install) the dandelion art object “DANDELION” around the world and make flowers, a symbol of peace, bloom around the world.

When visitors hold up their smartphones to “DANDELION”, their wishes for peace are carried on digital dandelion fluff, which is then connected via the network to the locations around the world where “DANDELION” has been planted, delivering digital flowers in real time.

More than 750,000 people worldwide have already experienced this project.

DANDELION” will be displayed at the Karamon Gate, a national treasure of Nishi Honganji Temple, which will be registered as a World Heritage site, delivering wishes for peace to the world from the Karamon Gate, which was restored in September 2021 for the first time in 40 years and revived to its gorgeous and lustrous form symbolizing the Momoyama Period.

During the same period, “DANDELION” will also be exhibited at the World Heritage Sites of Nijo Castle and Enryakuji Temple on Hieizan, Hikone Castle, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and Heian Shrine in Japan, and “Al Murabah” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Regardless of country, race, or ideology, the world is connected by a network, and as cotton wool carrying each person’s wish for peace, dandelion flowers will bloom all over the world.

 

Kyoto, a city with more than 1,000 years of history, comes together as one! NAKED GARDEN ONE KYOTO

NAKED GARDEN ONE KYOTO, in which Nishi Honganji Temple is participating, is a next-generation art project that Naked, together with Kyoto City, Uji City, Otsu City in Shiga Prefecture, and project support partners, will hold in the real and metaverse, using the entire Kyoto area as a single “garden. Various art exhibitions and events, including the “DANDELION PROJECT,” are being held throughout the Kyoto area until December 25 (Sun.).

<The “DANDELION PROJECT” will be held on November 27! Next Generation Auction of “Tradition and Innovation” Experienced in Real and Metaverse

 

On November 27, at the Metaverse Hongwanji Dendoin and the real Hongwanji Dendoin

The art auction “NAKED AUCTION 0 (zero)” will be held.

A portion of the proceeds from the virtual auction will be donated to the Nishi Honganji Temple for the preservation of its cultural assets. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of NFT art will be donated to the Nishi Honganji Temple for the protection of its cultural assets.

 

DANDELION PROJECT” Exhibition at Nishi Honganji Temple

Title: DANDELION PROJECT Nishi-Honganji Temple (Exhibition in the “NAKED AUCTION 0” event)

Venue: Nishi Honganji Temple (Honganji Monzenmachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)

Period:November 24 (Thursday) to 27 (Sunday), 2022

Hours: 18:30 – 21:00

Admission and participation fee: Free

Inquiries: onekyoto@naked.works

Planning, Direction and Production: Naked Inc.

Special cooperation: Nishi Honganji Temple

Official website: https://garden.naked.works/venue_kyoto/2308/

 

〈DANDELION PROJECT NISHIHONGANJI Temple〉

Nijo Castle (World Heritage)

Special Event| NAKED FLOWERS 2022 Autumn Nijo Castle (World Heritage)

October 28 – December 4, 2022

Noto-chudo Hall, Enryakuji Temple, Hieizan (Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture)

(World Heritage)

November 3 – December 4, 2022

Shiga-in Monzeki (Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture)

November 3 – December 4, 2022

Hikone Castle (National Treasure, Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture)

Special Event|”Hikone Castle, National Treasure: Special Night Open House

November 5, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and December 3, 2022

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (National Treasure and Important Cultural Property)

Special Event|Lighting up of the maple garden at the historic site of Godoi-no-momiji

November 12 – 27, 2022

Heian Shrine (Important Cultural Property)

Special Event | NAKED YORUMOUDE 2022 Heian Jingu Shrine

November 18 – December 25, 2022

Contact

Ryotaro Muramatsu / NAKED

25-8 Motoyoyogicho, Shibuya,
Shibuya-ku Tokyo 1510062 / Japan
info@ryotaro-muramatsu.com