Sony Park Exhibition
Our final program before the construction project on the new Ginza Sony Park, aimed for completion in 2024
Successively introducing creative projects, with six Sony Music artists participating on six themes
Ginza Sony Park will transform the six fields in which Sony is currently engaged—games, music, finance, movies, semiconductors, and electronics—into richly imaginative event themes, such as "Gaming gives us tales of growth," and "Music comes after a long journey," to hold an exhibition. Over the span of three months, the Park will introduce numerous creative projects on these themes that can only be experienced here and now, with participation from six artists: Taiiku Okazaki, Tamio Okuda, TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA, millennium parade, YOASOBI, and Creepy Nuts.
We hope visitors will enjoy this last hands-on program in the vertically themed three-dimensional park in its present open form.
Duration: 2021.6.26 - 9.30
Location: PARK B2-B4/Basement 2-4
- The period for completion of Ginza Sony Park in its final form was initially determined to be 2025, but completion was scheduled for 2024 as the plan progressed.
* This program has finished.
- the 6 events & reservations
- linked events
Six events themed for the six fields in which ever-changing Sony currently engages (admission by advance reservation)
Ginza Sony Park draws on themes from the six fields in which Sony, ever changing and evolving since its foundation, currently engages—games, music, finance, movies, semiconductors, and electronics—and transforms them with its signature imaginitiveness for this program of six linked, hands-on events. Visitors enjoy a program that can only be experienced here, with six artists participating in their own unique ways in the project with the six transformed themes.
- ① GAME with okazakitaiiku
Schedule: 2021.6.26 (Sat) - 7.7 (Wed), 11:00-19:00
Reservations start: 6.16 (Wed) at 12:00
- ② MUSIC with Tamio Okuda
Schedule: 2021.7.13 (Tue) - 7.24 (Sat), 11:00-19:00
Reservations start: 7.2 (Fri) at 12:00
- ③ FINANCE with TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA
Schedule: 2021.7.30 (Fri) - 8.10 (Tue), 11:00-19:00
Reservations start: 7.20 (Tue) at 12:00
- ④ CINEMA with millennium parade
Schedule: 2021.8.16 (Mon) - 8.27 (Fri), 11:00-19:00 *12:00-19:00 on the first day, 8.16 (Mon)
Reservations start: 8.6 (Fri) at 12:00
Start additional reservations: 8.13 (Fri) at 17:00
*Admission to THE MILLENNIUM PARADE THEATER is by advance reservation on weekdays and weekends. Cinema Forest is no reservations necessary on weekdays and weekends /restrictions on the number of people.
- ⑤ SEMICONDUCTORS with YOASOBI
Schedule: 2021.9.2 (Thu) - 9.13 (Mon), 11:00-19:00
Reservations start: 8.25 (Wed) at 12:00
- ⑥ ELECTRONICS with Creepy Nuts
Schedule: 2021.9.19 (Sun) - 9.30 (Thu), 11:00-19:00
Reservations start: 9.9 (Thu) at 12:00
*No reservations are necessary on weekdays for PARK B2/Basement 2 (a section of the venue for Creepy Nuts "Park Radio") (limited number of people). Only weekends and holidays are by reservation. Visitors can be admitted on the same day if there are openings.
*Visitors can view PARK B3/Basement 3 (DJ Matsunaga Routines for Ginza Sony Park) without a reservation (limited number of people).
About advance reservations
Advance reservations will be taken so visitors to the Park can enjoy themselves while ensuring they avoid a closed, crowded, or close-contact setting. Visitors can also be admitted to events held on other floors.
Because the number of reservations is limited, they will be restricted to once per person (two tickets, once per email address). We ask for your understanding and cooperation so that we can take reservations for many people.
* We are carrying out measures to prevent infection and the spread of COVID-19 at Ginza Sony Park. We ask for visitors' understanding and cooperation. Please refrain from visiting if your temperature is 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher, you feel unwell, you have cold symptoms, or you are suspected to be a close contact of someone diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Visitors can enjoy a virtual walkthrough experience and online appearance events from each artist on the special website during the exhibition period. (To be available on June 25 [Fri])
Born in Uji, Kyoto, Taiiku Okazaki made his major-label debut with the album BASIN TECHNO, released in May 2016. The song "MUSIC VIDEO" on that same album won the New Face Award in the Entertainment Division of the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival. All three of Okazaki's original albums have entered the Oricon Top 10 charts. He has been active in multiple areas such as appearances in commercials, movies, and television series and staged a one-man show at Saitama Super Arena in June 2019. This one-man show in front of 18,000 people, was the first of that scale in Saitama Super Arena history, achieved great success. Okazaki's first arena performance in Kansai in February 2020, held at EDION Arena Osaka and called OKAZAKI ROCK FESTIVAL 2020, then drew much attention as a "one-man festival." His tie-in album dedicated to theme songs, including the theme song for Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, was released in December.
|Taiiku Okazaki's official website|
|Taiiku Okazaki's official YouTube channel|
Tamio Okuda was born in Hiroshima in 1965. He made his major-label debut with the band UNICORN in 1987. In 1994, he began his professional activities as a solo artist with the single "Ai no Tame ni." He has also fully demonstrated his talents in collaborations with various artists and as a producer. His work takes a variety of forms, such as playing with a band on "MTR&Y"; accompanying himself on "Hitori Matatabi"; and the homemade, DIY analog recording of Cantan Cantabile. He has released videos on YouTube one after another, including for Cantan Teletabile, in which he connects with guests to talk remotely and offer a series of performances, and Cantan Virtuabile, in which he performs against virtual backdrops. He is loved not only by listeners but also by musicians for his distinctive activities.
|Tamio Okuda's (RAMEN CURRY MUSIC RECORDS') official YouTube channel|
TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA
Based on Jamaican-born ska music, Tokyo Ska Paradise, Japan's ska pride to the world, takes in all sorts of music with unique interpretations and has established their own style of sound that they call "Tokyo Ska".
The band made their debut in 1989 with their eponymous album (so-called "the yellow vinyl"). After going through a number of personnel changes, the current lineup consists of nine members.
As they solidify their status as an instrumental band, the band has also taken on the challenge of doing "songs" since 2001, with music written by the members and lyrics written by baritone saxophonist Atsushi Yanaka, bringing in guest vocalists.
In 2019, raced through their 30th debut anniversary year, Tokyo Ska Paradise continues to expand the paradise of "Tokyo Ska" under the mantra of "NO BORDER"and running the forefront of the music scene.
millenium parade is a new style of band that, in a creative first, shrinks and expands at will. Centered on Tokyo producer and songwriter Daiki Tsuneta, the band includes a variety of sections for musicians, film directors, CG creators, designers, and illustrators from the millenial generation that has grown up in the digital age. With concepts from Japanese tales of night-wandering hordes of demons and ghosts and hyakki yagyo,
meaning a parade of those supernatural creatures, they publicize the theme of "Tokyo as seen by the rest of the world" and share the chaotic, real excitement of Tokyo globally.
Talk of tickets for the concert using 3D held as the project launch party in May 2019 preceded the event itself, and it sold out on the first day. Their concerts since then have always been same-day sellouts, and there is fierce competition to obtain tickets.
millenium parade has garnered significant notice as advocates for new value, such as by collaborating with global brands like adidas and DIOR and working on the theme song for the world-renowned Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045. They released their debut album in February 2021.
Made up of composer Ayase and vocalist ikura, YOASOBI is a unit that turns short stories into music. Their first song "Racing into the Night (Yoru ni Kakeru)," released in November 2019, surpassed 400 million streaming views in December 2020 and snagged first place on Billboard Japan's Hot 100 overall song chart for 2020. The video for their second song "Tracing that Dream (Ano Yume wo Nazotte)" became the basis for an original comic, and for their third song "Halzion" they collaborated with a beverage and film production. They released their fourth song "Probably (Tabun)" on July 20 and "Gunjo," a song for a commercial for Bourbon Alfort Mini Chocolate, on September 1. They released the song "Haruka," based on a novel by Osamu Suzuki, in December. On January 6, 2021, they released their long-awaited first CD album THE BOOK. The lavish binder attached to the album gained much attention, and they broke into Oricon's daily rankings at second on the chart. They also achieved the remarkable feat of streaming their songs to have all of them rank simultaneously within the top 15 on the Apple Music streaming charts. Their successively released opening theme "Kaibutsu" and ending theme "Yasashii Suisei" from the television anime BEASTARS reached first on various charts. In February, they held their first solo concert KEEP OUT THEATER at the construction site of the former Shinjuku Milano , demonstrating the excitement of a record 40,000 viewers. They have also expanded their offerings beyond music to novelizations and film adaptations of their original short stories.
Creepy Nuts is a hip-hop unit from rapper R-Shitei, winner of three successive Japanese rap championships, and the world-leading DJ Matsunaga. They made their major-label debut with Sony Music in 2017 and released their latest song "Katsute Tensai Datta Oretachi E" in August 2020. In November of the same year, they held a two-day concert at Budokan for which tickets sold out immediately. They have expanded their activities with versatility, venturing into not only music but writing for commercials, variety shows, television series, and radio. They regularly appear on Nippon Broadcasting's Creepy Nuts' All Night Nippon 0 (ZERO) and TV Asahi's Ignut!!.
Three Events with the Theme "Technology and Design Supporting Change"
Sony Ginza Park will concurrently hold three events with the theme of technology and design that supports Sony, a company that is continually changing in various ways. Visitors can enjoy all these events together.
Duration: 2021.6.26 (Sat) - 7.18 (Sun)
This event welcomes Miyuki Tanaka, whose activities reforge an understanding of expressions such as movies, dance, and games through senses other than sight, to introduce the Audio Game Center sound-only arcade for visitors to enjoy games and more without visuals on B3/Basement 3. Visitors can play action and racing games experienced through sound as well as a new horror game using Sony's 360 Reality Audio stereophonic sound technology.
Visitors can imagine a world unfolding from sound to play and enjoy experiencing new games while bringing forth their perception and a fresh awareness of space by sharpening their hearing, one of our human senses.
AUDIO GAME CENTER participants: Hiroshi Inukai, Kenichi Okada, Yasuaki Kakehi, Hideyuki Kato, Tomoyasu Taka, Miyuki Tanaka, Yukio Nozawa, and Natsumi Wada
Related website: https://audiogame.center/
Duration: 2021.7.24 (Sat) - 8.10 (Tue)
At Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Sony CSL), founded in 1988, researchers set their own individual goals to conduct studies for people and the world, striving to change society with their results.
This exhibit introduces content from Sony CSL's latest studies, with topics such as global agendas dealing with societal problems like food, the environment, and energy as well as expanding human ability (human augmentation/creativity).
Duration: 2021.8.31 (Tue) - 9.13 (Mon)
The Creative Center, Sony's design division, has made predictions for the future with science fiction authors to imagine Tokyo in 2050.
Experience the possible future expressed through the rich imaginations of designers.https://www.sony.com/en/SonyInfo/design/oneday2050/
Bar Morita to Open in Commemoration of 100 Years Since the Birth of Sony Building Founder Akio Morita
Bar Morita will open on B4/Basement 4 in commemoration of 100 years since the birth of Akio Morita, one of the founders of Sony and the man who established the Sony Building. The Sony Building was a place to which Morita was particularly emotionally attached during his life at Sony.
Bar Morita will be located facing Sukibayashi Crossing, directly below what was the 30.31-square-meter Sony Square, which Morita called the "Garden of Ginza," the emblem of the facility opened in the neighborhood that became the impetus for building Ginza Sony Park.
The bar will aim to be a place where those who love Sony, Ginza, the Sony Building, or Ginza Sony Park can meet casually and talk to one another before facing their next challenge, and patrons will be served by a bartender who worked for 10 years warming sake in the back alley of Kobikicho, Ginza.
2021.6.26 (Sat) - 9.30 (Thu)
12:00 - 20:00 (last order at 19:00)
*12:00 - 19:00 (L.O.18:30) on 9.30 (Thu)
*Alcohol sales will be suspended until 9.30 (Thu)
July: 5 (Mon), 12 (Mon), 13 (Tue), 17 (Sat), 19 (Mon), 26 (Mon), 30 (Fri)
August: 2 (Mon), 10 (Tue) - 16 (Mon), 23 (Mon), 24(Tue), 30 (Mon)
September: 13(Mon), 14(Tue)
PARK B4/Basement 4
the Akio Morita Library (Director: Naoko Morita) and Morita Aji no Yakata
Sony Park Exhibition Overview
|Title||Sony Park Exhibition|
2021.6.26 (Sat) - 9.30 (Thu)
* This program has finished.
|Location||Park B2-B4/Basement 2-4|
free admission (some admission by advance reservation [first-come-first-served])