Date & Time: Saturday, November 16, 2019
at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venues: Daihonzan of Japanese Pure Land
Buddhism Zojoji and more
Admission fee: Free
(Advanced application is required)


"Now that 2020 comes right around the corner, what can you see and what can you experience. It will be a special day where everybody shares precise location data to be connected through communication technology at Zojoji Temple and its surrounding area, which is one of the most traditional and historic districts in Tokyo. Corresponding to the audience's movement, light and sound will synchronize. The audience will witness the futuristic scene of Tokyo." ―Rhizomatiks


Rhizomatiks is pleased to announce that "Coded Field" will be held on November 16, 2019, as part of “Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13” organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture).
This is a public art program that takes place at Zojoji Temple and historical and traditional area in Tokyo, Shiba district, surrounding the temple.
Structural and geographical date of Zojoji Temple will be analyzed by using programming “Code” and is generated in virtual “Field” with this coded information embedded. That invisible information will be translated into light and sound and experienced in real space through balloon-shaped special devices developed independently by Rhizomatiks.
“Coded Fields” consists of a large scale experiential installation which many people can enjoy at the same time and dance performance by ELEVENPLAY, a dance company directed by MIKIKO.
In Tokyo where history and future, or tradition and innovation meet, the special art space will come into life for the night. Please come and enjoy futuristic Tokyo.


The handheld device for the audience that Rhizomatiks has developed for this event adapted SPRESENSE™ by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation as a mainboard.
The device equipped with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), LED and speakers will change its lights and sound patterns that the device emits according to the location data.
Since most of the pen lights used for concerts are usually controlled by group ID or seat numbers for lightning, they cannot be used for events where there are no fixed seats or the audience can wander around spontaneously. However, GNSS enables more flexible direction without restrictions on the audience location. With the improvement of positioning technologies, highly accurate position data used only indoors can be adapted to outdoor use, with which relationships between real space and virtual space move on to the next phase.
Baroon-shaped handheld devices give you visual illusions of lights floating around. Not only the lights but sound from the device also can be controlled by location or progression of live performance to make unprecedented soundscape by making sounds from speakers inherited inside those 1000 devices. Furthermore, we will introduce omni wheel robots(a cart robot that can move forward/backward and left/right) with lightning equipment for the first time as a fully autonomous driving device for live performance controlled with a positioning system using high-quality RTK-GPS*.
Please enjoy augmented and interrelating expression of lights, color, and sound in synch with cutting-edge lighting and sound system utilizing specifically this festival sights and surrounding area.

“RTK-GPS” is an abbreviation of “real-time kinematic GPS or Global positioning system”, highly accurate positioning system using position data from the base station.


Admission fee: Free (Advanced application is required)
Number of winner groups: 1000 groups(3000 people *up to 3 people per group)
Application period: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 2:00pm (JST), - Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 11:59pm (JST).
Notice about approval of participation: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Thursday, November 7, 2019.

*Thank you for your application.
*We will send you a notification to the email address you registered on applying.

Additional Notes :
*One application is valid for up to three people per group.
*Please note that all children under 18 and student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*It will be postponed or canceled for unavoidable circumstances such as natural disasters or fires, power outages, deterioration of network communication, or in the case when bad weather is expected.
*There is no parking lot. Please use public transportation to travel to the venue. Please note that there are planned service changes for some of the JR trains due to track construction for Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku line. Please refer to the JR East's website.


Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is an initiative that will see a variety of cultural programs unfold in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, promoting Tokyo’s appeal as a city of arts and culture.

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo sought a wide range of creative and innovative ideas from the public for projects that would become the core of the cultural programs for the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL. From a total of 2,436 project proposals submitted from within Japan and overseas, 13 were selected for implementation. The 13 projects will be collectively named "Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13," and will be implemented in sequence towards 2020, when the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held.
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Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13
Light and Sound installation
"Coded Field"

Date & Time: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
*It will be postponed to November 17 in case of bad weather
Venues: Daihonzan of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism Zojoji and more
Admission fee: Free (Advance application is required)
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*We will use any personal information you may provide us to process your request. We will not share such personal information with others unless we have your prior consent.

  • Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
  • Support: Minato Ward, Tokyo
  • Planning and production: Rhizomatiks
  • Production: TOW Co.,LTD.
  • Technological support: SPRESENSE™ by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation


ELEVENPLAY is a dance company founded and directed by choreographer & art director, MIKIKO in 2009, in the hopes of creating dancers who possess highly artistic sense and creativity on top of exquisite techniques, body and spirit. Composed of female dancers from a variety of genres, ELEVENPLAY's methods of expression are diverse. Their work extends from stages, video works, and still photos.

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Rhizomatiks was established in 2006, hoping to bring social change by fostering the collaboration between media art, industry, and business. Committed to pushing the envelope of possibility, Rhizomatiks will redouble its proactive collaboration with external artists and world-class scientists for a mutual sharing of expertise and inspiration to forge the unexplored creative realms that will contribute to the advancement of art and society. Rhizomatiks also aims to ensure that its groundbreaking research and expressive activities serve as a form of human resource development that will transform society.

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