Projection Mapping ☆ Night 2023 was held! (Organized by: Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen, Produced by: Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Hokkaido University of Information Sciences)

Monday, November 13, 2023

On November 11 (Sat.) and 12 (Sun.), "Projection Mapping☆Night 2023," an event sponsored by Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen, was held at the plaza in front of Sunflower Park Onsen with the cooperation of Hokkaido University of Information Science and Technology.

Projection Mapping ☆ Night 2023

プロジェクションマッピング☆ナイト2023(デザイン:佐々木唯さん)
Projection Mapping☆Night 2023 (designed by Yui Sasaki)
 

  • Date and time:Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, 2023
       Saturday, November 11, 17:30 - 20:00
       Sunday, December 12, 17:00-18:00
  • Venue:Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen (Click here to visit the website >>)
  • Sponsored by:Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen
  • Project:Hokuryu-cho Community Development Cooperation Volunteers: Nobuyuki Murakami, Yui Sasaki
  • Cooperation:Oshima Seminar and Kawahara Seminar, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Hokkaido University of Information Sciences, Hokko Construction Co.
  • Sponsorship:Hokuryu Town, Hokuryu Town Sunflower Tourist Association, Hokuryu Town Board of Education
  • Contact us:Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen Tel: 0164-34-3321

 
The projection mapping images were created by seven third- and fourth-year students of the Department of Media Studies under the guidance of Associate Professor Keitaro Oshima and Associate Professor Dai Kawahara of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Hokkaido University of Information Sciences (Ebetsu City). The images are repeatedly projected on the wall of the building of Sunflower Park Hokuryu, a roadside station, for 12 minutes in one school.

The video content includes powerful animations of girls beating taiko drums to the sound of taiko drums, 360-degree camera and drone images of the Himawari no Sato and Hokuryu-cho spring, summer, fall, and winter scenery, and shadow puppet-like images with a music box melody playing the junior high school school song.

It was the first snowfall of the day in Hokuryu Town, and it was a very cold night.
The magnificent fusion of wonderful sounds, great images, and paintings on the building walls will captivate your heart for 12 minutes!

A night time to drown.

しばれるナイトタイム。。。
A night time to drown.

Images projected on the wall of the building at Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen

サンフラワーパーク北竜温泉の建物の壁面に映し出される映像
Images projected on the wall of the building at Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen

Planning: Nobuyuki Murakami and Yui Sasaki, Hokuryu-cho Community Development Cooperation Volunteers

This is the second event organized by Mr. Nobuyuki Murakami and Ms. Yui Sasaki, both members of the Hokuryu-cho Regional Development Cooperation Volunteers, following last year's event.

村上信行さん、佐々木唯さん
Nobuyuki Murakami, Yui Sasaki

Associate Professor Dai Kawahara, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Hokkaido University of Information Sciences

河原大  准教授のお言葉
Words from Associate Professor Dai Kawahara

The members have changed since last year, so the video has a different feel to it. It is a very interesting video with 3DCG of Saki Himawari.

In addition, as a new attempt, we are making a video using the Hokuryu Junior High School school song. I believe this is the first and only attempt to make a video to the school song. We hope you will enjoy all of them.

I think all the students did a great job creating it," he said.

Mr. Nobuyuki Murakami, a member of the Hokuryu Town Community Development Cooperation Volunteers

村上信行さん
Nobuyuki Murakami

Last year we held this event in October, but this year it was cold in November, and we were worried about the first snowfall today, but the snow has stopped.

As a member of the Regional Development Cooperation Team, I would like to propose and promote things that have never been done in Hokuryu Town before," he said.

Students of Hokkaido University of Information Sciences preparing for the projection

Hokkaido University of Information Science and Technology students arrived in Hokuryu-cho around 2:00 p.m. on the day of the event and prepared for the 5:00 p.m. projection.

Students setting up tents and making preparations for the event.

テントを張って、準備を重ねる学生さん達
Students setting up tents and making preparations for the event.

A word from the students of the Media Department of Hokkaido University of Information Sciences

  • Created an animation of a girl beating a drum.
  • This time, we used a technique called motion graphics to create it.
    (Motion graphics are animated images that add movement to illustrations and text.)
  • Motion was created by combining live-action video and scale.
  • We created a video using AI.
  • Spring, summer, fall, and winter images of Hokuryu Town were shot by 360-degree cameras and drones.
  • We have tried to visualize a song that is familiar to everyone in Hokuryu Town, so please watch it with a nostalgic feeling!
  • I made a 3D version of the Hokuryu-cho character, Sunflower Saki, and put it in the video. We are very happy if you enjoy it!

(Hokko Construction Co. provided the video and audio power and everything was ready to go!

(株)北興建設さんに映像・音響電源を提供していただき、準備万端!
(Hokko Construction Co. provided the video and audio power and everything was ready to go!

Start of televising

A dynamic fusion of images of dragons and sunflowers and building patterns!

竜とひまわりの映像と建物絵柄のダイナミックな融合!!!
A dynamic fusion of images of dragons and sunflowers and building patterns!

Drone footage of Sunflower Village

ひまわりの里のドローン映像
Drone footage of Sunflower Village

Scenery of spring, summer, fall, and winter in Hokuryu Town

北竜町稲刈り風景
Rice harvesting in Hokuryu Town

Junior high school school song and video playing music box melody

オルゴールメロディを奏でる中学校校歌と映像
Junior high school school song and video playing music box melody

3DCG of Saki Sunflower

ひまわり咲ちゃんの3DCG
3DCG of Saki Sunflower
音と光と映像の融合に感謝をこめて。。。
With gratitude for the fusion of sound, light, and images.

The "Projection Mapping Night 2023" is a winter event at Sunflower Park Hokuryu Onsen, a mysterious space where sound, light, and images fuse and dynamically resonate with each other.

光を放つ北竜門にて。。。
At Beiryumon, where the light shines.

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