Roppongi Art Night 2010

The annual public art event brought out crowds to watch and interact with bright and cheerful attractions.

poster for

"Roppongi Art Night 2010"

at Roppongi Hills Arena
in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
This event has ended - (2010-03-27 - 2010-03-28)

In Photo Reports by William Andrews 2010-04-03

The main attraction at Roppongi Hills Arena: 'Mother Night', from Tsubaki Noboru's 'Before Flower', an alien eye that displayed the carbon emissions of the people watching.

Kewpie dolls, looming next to Tsubaki Noboru's giant eye.

In front of the National Art Center, more elements from 'Before Flower' by Tsubaki Noboru.

Some of the sponsors of 'Roppongi Art Night' were beverages companies. Coincidentally there was also an 'art lounge' event at a plaza in Roppongi Hills.

Jeong Hwa Choi, 'Lotus' at the Mori Garden.Hakusai sculpture, part of 'Happy Happy Project' by Jeong Hwa Choi.

Keeping watch on the streets, a policeman statue at the Aoyama Book Center. Part of 'Happy Happy Project' by Jeong Hwa Choi.

On the lawn near Roppongi Hills, these colourful discs were put together as sculptures by visitors participating in Jeong Hwa Choi's 'Happy Together' workshop.

'Smile Cake, Happy Cake' created photo opportunities in front of giant sweets at Midtown.

Floating green eyes near 21_21 Design Sight.

The French street performers Compagnie des Quidams re-created their 'Reve d'Herbert' several times during the night.

TABlog also published a photo report on last year’s Roppongi Art Night.

William Andrews

William Andrews. William Andrews came to Japan in 2004. He first lived in Osaka, where he was a translator for Kansai Art Beat. Arriving in Tokyo in 2008, he now works as an writer, editor and translator. He writes a blog about Japanese radicalism and counterculture ( and one about Tokyo contemporary theatre ( He is the author of Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture, from 1945 to Fukushima. » See other writings


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