Sony Park Exhibition GAME with okazakitaiiku
An encounter with new thrills and excitement inspired by PlayStation®, including successive generations of titles selected by Taiiku Okazaki
Video games are a unique form of entertainment allowing us to actively experience fantasies that could not exist in our world. We can connect with people and share time through games. Ginza Sony Park has heralded the theme "Gaming gives us tales of growth," believing these things called "games" are like social meeting places where people playing for the first time and experienced players alike can freely throw off their reserve.
The PlayStation® game console has also fostered a gathering-place-like gaming culture with many partners and fans. This exhibition floor brings together images of successive generations of PlayStations and game titles, and visitors can encounter PlayStation trivia that will make them want to talk to other people. Artist Taiiku Okazaki has also selected successive generations of PlayStation titles from his own gaming experience to match the "tales of growth" theme. In addition to an area where visitors can play demos of some of those titles on real PlayStation consoles from over the years, there will be hands-on areas for the PlayStation® 5 and a driving simulator on offer.
A large counter with successive generations of controllers embedded will be installed in the center of the venue as a symbol of the Ginza Sony Park gathering place.
Won't you spend some time at a gathering place where you can encounter new thrills and excitement inspired by PlayStation?
Location: PARK B2/Basement 2
* This program has finished.
Gaming is a social place.
What comes to mind when you think of social places?
Places where people gather and talk.
Places where strangers, as well as people you know, can meet and enjoy carefree mingling.
Places where people can become friends by playing games together, or good players can
show off their skills for others to enjoy.
Games play a central role in connecting and expanding the circle of friends. That's what
Ginza Sony Park thinks of as being a social place.
PlayStation® has also cultivated a gaming culture like a social place, with the help of
numerous partners and fans.
Come and play at Ginza Sony Park's social place where PlayStation® has provided an
opportunity for you to enjoy new encounters and excitement.
Ginza Sony Park
Comments from Taiiku Okazaki
Hello! This is Taiiku Okazaki. I have participated in this event in the video game field.
For me, an only child, PlayStation has always been by my side since my early years of elementary school. It takes me to all kinds of worlds when I turn on the console and hold the controller, whether I am lonely or happy.
Explore the history of that magical treasure box with me.
Play Stand, a large counter that could also be called a symbol of the Ginza Sony Park gathering place, will be installed in the center of the exhibition floor. It will be jam-packed with gadgets that make visitors want to talk to other people, such as monitors playing videos of successive generations of PlayStation game titles and a countertop embedded with successive generations of PlayStation controllers. QR codes that let you encounter PlayStation trivia to enjoy with Taiiku Okazaki are dotted throughout the area, so be sure to try to find them.
Playlist by Taiiku Okazaki
Taiiku Okazaki has selected works from successive generations of game titles for PlayStation, PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, and PlayStation® 4 to match the theme "Gaming gives us tales of growth." Scan the QR codes with a smartphone to enjoy narrated content introducing games mixed with his memories and anecdotes at the venue. Visitors can play some titles on real PlayStation consoles from over the years.
Face Change Photo Booth
A photo booth that merges your face with Taiiku Okazaki's. You are welcome to take a commemorative photograph at this gathering place, encouraged by the voice of Taiiku Okazaki.
Pictures can be downloaded using a QR code. Feel free to share them on social media.
GT SPORT Circuit
Gran Turismo SPORT from the very popular Gran Turismo series that has continued since 1996, for more than 20 years. Introducing the latest in-store installation of the game! Players can experience realistic driving simulations on real-world and original courses.
ASTRO's PLAYROOM Forum
Visitors can experience Astro's Playroom, the game pre-installed on the latest-model PlayStation® 5 released at the end of last year, on a large-screen projector. Through this adventure with a sweet and charming character, players may discover tidbits of knowledge hidden in PlayStation's history.
A special website is scheduled to become available to the public on June 25, 2021 (Fri) so customers who cannot visit due to various circumstances can enjoy a virtual walkthrough experience and online events in which each artist performs.
We will offer a walkthrough experience that can be enjoyed even by customers from remote locations.
・Preview/interview video from Taiiku Okazaki
Videos will be released sharing a preview of the venue, a look at enjoying the exhibition while checking it before it was open to the general public, and a special interview with Taiiku Okazaki. (To be available during the event)
Taiiku Okazaki will appear on Park Live, the program that offers . The event will be available through online streaming on YouTube (free to watch).
|Date and time||
2021.7.6 (Tue), starting at 21:00
Taiiku Okazaki Profile
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|
Sony Park Exhibition GAME with okazakitaiiku Overview
2021.6.26 (Sat)-7.7 (Wed)
* This program has finished.
|Location||PARK B2/Basement 2|
free admission (some admission by advance reservation [first-come-first-served])