TOKYO LIGHTS 2022 scheduled for
September 18th (Sun)/19th (Mon)
to the approach of Typhoon No. 14.

Tokyo's light
illuminates the future.

Culture and art, technology and intelligence, space and community, and peopl create the "value of the future."
From Tokyo, a city of tradition and innovation, it will create a variety of new values light up the world.
TOKYO LIGHTS is a space where you can experience the "future" through an international competition to determine the world's best projection mapping through entertainment performances using advanced technology, and vivid light art.
We invite you to experience a moment of light full of meaningful messages at TOKYO LIGHTS, for the second year."


  • Official Ambassador

    尾上松也 / MATSUYA ONOE

    Born in 1985. His father is Matsusuke Onoe VI. In May 1990, he made his stage debut as Matsuya Onoe II in the role of Tsuruchiyo in “Meiboku Sendai Hagi.”

    He also performed the roles of Soga Goro in “Renjishi” and “Kotobuki Soga no Taimen,” Fujinokata in “Kumagai Jinya,” and “Kanadehon Chushingura” in the role of Kaoyo Gozen, among others.
    In recent years, he has attracted attention as a leading actor and was entrusted with major roles such as Narukami Shonin in “Narukami” and Benten Kozo Kikunosuke in “Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami.”


    I am honored to serve as an ambassador for this wonderful event, which sends a message to the future as a new tradition in Tokyo. I am certain that you will be amazed by the projection mapping, light art, and other light experiences that await you. Please come visit and see for yourself!

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International Competition Area

The 19 finalists for the 10th year of the “1 Minute Projection Mapping Competition,” one of the world's largest international projection mapping competitions, have been selected.
This year we received 241 entries from 55 countries and regions (the most ever). Of these, 19 finalist works will be projected in the Seitoku Memorial Picture Gallery in Meiji Jingu Gaien. The Grand Prix and other prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges comprised of experts from Japan and abroad.

Let's vote!
Your vote will determine the Audience Award!

The 19 finalists of the “ 1 Minute Projection Mapping Competition” will be posted on the official YouTube channel. An “Audience Award ” will be given separately from the regular Grand Prix through your votes.

■ Timeline

Start : September 17, 2022 (Sat) 18:00 (JST)
Close : September 18, 2022 (Sun.) 22:00 (JST)

【Announcement of Results】
September 19, 2022 (Monday, holiday)
Announcement will be made at the awards ceremony and on social media.

Main MC for the open judging and award ceremony (September 19)

Daimao Kosaka / Comedian・Producer

Debuted in 1992 as a comedian in the comedy group "Bottomless AIR-LINE". Producer of Pikotaro. Kosaka is a CCC ambassador for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and a Xenovation Promotion Ambassador for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Currently active in a wide range of fields, including variety shows, appearances on information programs as a commentator, and talk sessions on music and entertainment with top runners from around the world.

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Festival of Light Area

The “Festival of Light,” a fusion of light, art, and music, will be held at the Meiji Jingu Gaien General Baseball Stadium Softball Stadium, where light art and advanced entertainment will be arranged to take visitors on a journey through an extraordinary world of light. Hiroyoshi Uruma is the overall director of the festival, and other leading Japanese creators have also gathered.
Under the concept of “Circle of Life,” a light journey through the three worlds of land, sea, and air will be staged. Bold use of the venue will create an immersive entertainment space that combines digital sound art using light and music with real performances. Newly added this year is an eating and drinking area where visitors can enjoy food and drinks while watching the public viewing of the International Projection Mapping Competition.

  • Staging of TOKYO LIGHTS 2022


    Hiroyoshi Uruma

    Hiroyoshi Uruma is the General Director of 「 STAR ISLAND 」, an entertainment show that fuses Japanese traditional fireworks with advance technology. Hiroyoshi has performed across all over the world, with the well-recognized performances in Singapore and Saudi Arabia. For the 2019 Paralympic Games in Singapore, Hiroyohi created fireworks display consisting of 500 drones, which thrilled the 500,000 attendees with its astonishing display.

    Hiroyoshi specializes in immersive and dynamic multimedia entertainment shows that combine live performance and technology. Hiroyoshi is also active in a wide range of artist live performances, original shows, and promotional events.

    In 2015, 「Precious SKY FASHION SHOW feat. GUCCI」 received「1st JACE Event Award for Advertising Impact」.
    In 2017, 「Futuristic Fireworks Entertainment STAR ISLAND」 won 「Cool Japan Matching Forum 2017 Judges' Special Prize」 by the Cabinet Office.
    In 2020, 「CONTACT」, a spectacular show in the night sky using 500 drones, received「6th JACE Event Award, Grand Prize, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award」.
    In 2021, Hiroyoshi joined the production team for the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as a Creative Director.

  • Staging of TOKYO LIGHTS 2022



    Yamachang started his career as a laser lighting designer in 2000.
    Yamachang’s activities range from corporate installations and entertainment shows to illuminations, live stages, and dance music festivals, where he designs spaces based on light.
    With the methods of "color = melody" and "brightness = rhythm" as the axis, the improvisational operation cultivated through many years of activities gives the audience a cutting-edge impression.
    Yamachang seamlessly links and expands the use of analog and digital equipment, and develops audiovisual systems and drone lasers to create a wide range of unconventional expressions.
    Belongs to the creator group『REALROCKDESIGN』.

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    [FIBER BEAM DESIGNER] Daiki Kodama / KAST Co., LTD

    A Japanese engineer fascinated by the beauty of LASER light, belongs to KAST Co.
    From the research and development of MADE IN JAPAN LASER equipment, Daiki has been involved in a wide range of LASER productions for concerts, stages, plays, and events.
    In recent years, he has succeeded in researching and developing 『Fiber Beam』, a light that is both sharp and extremely safe even if it enters the human eye.Taking advantage of the safety of Fiber Beam, adding movement and rotation of the light source through the robot arm, Daiki proposed 『Beam Twister』to revolutionize the production of light.

  • Staging of TOKYO LIGHTS 2022


    [Composer] Fz / sfpr / Radical Hardcore Clique

    Active in two bands, "sfpr" and "Radical Hardcore Clique," which develop borderless sounds that move inextricably between electro and rock, and has also worked as a music producer for many top artists in Japan and abroad. Fz has also worked as a music producer for many top artists in Japan and abroad. In particular, Fz’s unique worldview combining Gagaku and Western music has been highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad, and in 2018 he began producing music for stages and events that incorporate soundscapes such as "Panasonic Immersive Entertainment Booth at CES 2018" "STAR ISLAND" "Agency for Cultural Affairs Strategic Art and Culture. Fz has also served as music director for "Japan Live Yellow Project," "Songs of Hammering Fire," and other projects. Fz is also one of the composers for the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

  • Staging of TOKYO LIGHTS 2022


    [Art Designer] Naoya Murayama

    Naoya Murayama started his career as an art designer in 2006.Since then he has been active as an art designer mainly for TV programs such as variety, music, information, and sports. Naoya’s activities are not limited to television, but also include art direction for live performances, events, and stages. He has created a number of spaces based on the theme of "design with a story. Naoya has worked with a number of directors to create new content by creating spaces that defy conventional concepts. Naoya is affiliated with Fuji Television Network, Inc.
    Noaya was in charge of the set design for the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

  • Staging of TOKYO LIGHTS 2022


    [Costume Designer] Hirosumi Saito / Woora Front

    Born in 1981. While playing an active part as a performer in club culture in Tokyo, Hirosumi Saito started making costumes by applying his sensibilities of ikebana that he started in his childhood.
    Hirosumi has worked on numerous costume designs and stylings based on the concept of "deformed extraordinary" for commercials, famous artists, movies, theme parks, and the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

  • Staging of TOKYO LIGHTS 2022

    Video production, laser design


    "I trap what I feel for a moment in the interface and drop something invisible into it as a graphic."
    The project started in 1996. Since then, they have been active in various media such as advertising, video, web, VJ, music, apparel, and space design, regardless of genre.
    Since then, they have been a cutting-edge visual art and design team working in a variety of media including advertising, video, web, VJ, music, apparel, spatial design, and more.
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There will be two types of tickets available: ticket A & B.

A: International Competition Viewing Area + Festival of Light Area

1,800 tickets / Session
*Admission to the "Festival of Light Area" is also available.
*This ticket includes a seat.
*Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Some seats might have an obstructed view. Thank you in advance.
*Regarding the competition, there will be two performances per day on 17th and 18th of September and one performance on the 19th (including the awards ceremony).

B: Festival of Light Area

5,000 tickets / Day

*This ticket does not allow admission to the "International Competition Viewing Area".

【A, B ticket common notes】
*All tickets are online tickets with a free QR code.
*You will need to present the ticket with your smartphone or other device at the time of admission.
*All tickets will be offered by lottery. (Depending on the number of applications, we may accept applications for tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.)
*As a mesure to prevent the spread of coronavirus
only customers who have made reservations in advance will be admitted.
*Please refrain from coming to the venue if you have not made a reservation in advance.

■ Ticket Availability



A: International Competition Viewing Area + Festival of Light Area

Part 1
18:00 - 19:20
Part 2
19:30 - 20:50

B: Festival of Light Area

18:00 - 20:50


A: International Competition Viewing Area + Festival of Light Area

18:00 - 20:50

B: Festival of Light Area

18:00 - 20:50

: seat available

: few remaining

*Holders of tickets for “A: International Competition Viewing Area + Festival of Light Area” may enter the Festival of Light Area from 18:00 to 20:50 regardless of whether they have tickets for Part 1 or Part 2.

*We will update this page as needed, but please check Livepocket for current availability.

The first round of reservations

■ Registration opens 8/17 at 14:00
■ Registration closes 8/28 at 23:59
■ Lottery period 8/29 - 9/1
■ Winners to be announced around 9/1 12:00

Second Round of Applications

■Registration opens 9/2 17:00
■ Registration closes 30 minutes before the show

*Applications will be closed when the maximum number of applications is reached.
*【Secondary Applications】will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Second round of ticket applications are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis!
(Will close as soon as capacity is reached)

Please reserve tickets through Livepocket.

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  • Venue

    Meijijingu Gaien Seitoku Memorial Picture Gallery and Meijijingu Gaien Rubber-ball Baseball Ground(1-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo)

    ※We recommend that you come from Aoyama Aoyama-itchome or Gaienmae. Please use public transportation as there are no parking spaces available.


  • How can I participate?

    Please reserve your desired tickets through Live pocket.

  • Is there an age limit?

    No. Please note that there will be flashing lights, so parents/guardians should exercise caution when allowing children to watch. If you have reserved a seated ticket, you do not need to reserve a separate ticket for children under 3 years of age to view the show.

  • Are same-day tickets available?

    Applications will be accepted at the registration desk on the day of the event only for sessions that do not reach the number of pre-registrations, Information regarding on-site registration will be posted on this website.

  • What is the difference between the first and second section?

    The contents you can enjoy will remain the same.
    Due to the number of seats available in the convention area, the same content will be divided into two parts.

  • How many tickets can I reserve with one application

    Four tickets.

  • What should I do if I can't make it to the event on short notice after making a reservation?

    There is no need to cancel the tickets, but we would greatly appreciate any gifting of tickets to those who were unable to purchase the tickets.

  • Will the event be held even if it rains?

    The event will be held even if it rains. In case of stormy weather, the event will be cancelled.
    Please check the official website and social media before coming to the event. If you are unable to come to the event due to weather or other reasons, you will not be able to come on a different day. Please understand this in advance.

  • Can I use an umbrella in case of rain?

    For your safety, please refrain from using umbrellas while viewing the Projection Mapping International Conventition and Festival of Light. Please bring rain gear such as a kappa.
    Please note that rain gear will not be sold at the venue.

  • Is it OK to reserve a spot?

    We do not permit Blue sheets, chairs, etc. cannot be brought in or used.

  • How can I get to the venue?

    For details, please check the access map.
    7 minutes walk from Aoyama-itchome Station
    7 minutes walk from Gaienmae Station
    15 minutes walk from Shinanomachi Station
    We recommend that you come from Aoyama-itchome or Gaienmae.
    No parking space is available, so please use public transportation.

  • Is it possible to come by car?

    We do not allow visitors to drive their own cars.
    Please use public transportation as there are no parking spaces available.

  • Is it OK to take pictures?

    ou are welcome to take as many photos and videos as you like.
    However, please be very careful not to distract people around you and please do not use flash.
    We are not responsible for any accidents or problems between guests.
    Please refrain from bringing tripods.

  • Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

    It is possible.
    If you have or have applied for a ticket for the "International Conventition Viewing Area," please contact us using the inquiry form.

  • About measures to prevent infection by the new coronavirus

    We ask that you wear a mask, sanitize your hands, take your temperature, and register with COCOA.
    For more information, please see our efforts in the prevention of new Coronavirus infection.

  • Admission restrictions during busy times

    There is a possibility that admission may be partially restricted depending on how crowded the venue is.
    Please understand this beforehand.

  • Are smoking booths available?

    Please note that smoking is prohibited on the venue premises.

  • What is the difference between A and B tickets?

    A ticket is for admission to both the Festival of Light area and the International Festival area (part 1 or 2).
    B ticket allows you to enjoy the Festival of Light area.

  • Can I see the projection mapping with a B ticket?

    You can stand and watch from the Festival of Light area, but you will not be able to see part of the work. You can also view the projects from the monitors provided.

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Efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

The new Coronavirus outbreak prevention guidelines will be observed and implemented at the event. Therefore, only those who agree to the following conditions will be allowed to enter the venue. Those who do not agree with the guidelines will not be allowed to enter the venue.

*Please wear a mask (preferably non-woven cloth of reliable quality) at all times while inside the venue.
*Please disinfect your hands before entering the venue.
*Please take your temperature at the entrance. If you have a fever (37.5℃ or higher), you will not be allowed to enter the venue.
*Please refrain from talking loudly and cheering during the event.
*Please cooperate in registering with "TOKYO VACTION".
In addition, on the days of the event, we will strictly refuse admission to the following people

*Those who have symptoms such as fever (37.5°C or higher), sore throat, headache, joint pain, breathlessness, difficulty breathing, cough, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, or taste disorder that makes the taste of food seem bland at the time of taking temperature at home.
*Those who live with a family member or close acquaintance who is suspected to be infected.
*Those who have traveled to a country or region where the government has imposed entry restrictions or required a post-entry observation period within the past two weeks, and those who have been in close contact with people living in such a country or region.

*Please read the precautions carefully before coming to the event.

Environmental Measures

Electricity used on the day of the event is generated in-house so as not to impact the power supply or add additional load. We also use biofuels for some of the fuels, thereby promoting low-carbon initiatives.

We also utilize electricity from fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) to promote understanding and widespread use of reducing, creating, and storing electricity.

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