KANKYŌ ONGAKU: An Evening of Environmental Music!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rdJACCC and dublab presentKANKYŌ ONGAKU: An Evening of Environmental Music! Los Angeles, CA – JACCC and dublab present Kankyō Ongaku: An Evening of Environmental Music. It will be the first event of its kind in the U.S. to highlight this recently contextualized Japanese music genre. The event takes place Saturday, September 23rd from 5 – 10 pm at […]

Rose Bloom, 2023

Rose Bloom

https://akikoyamashita.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/d2b3fb464da54ec2887f3f968dc1edd1-1.mov Concept “Rose Bloom” resonates with the ‘joy’ of the people who herald the flower-picking season of the distinctive Taif Rose, which grows in the highlands, and connects the physicality of people expressing their emotions with their reverence for nature. “The invisible wind is revealed by the dancing leaves and flowers.” The words of her […]

Natsu Matsuri AR

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Akiko’s latest AR work 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙨𝙪 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙞 𝘼𝙍: 𝘼 𝙈𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞-𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙅𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙑𝙞𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙅𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙁𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙨, is on view at Mentalvo Arts Center as a part of  𝙏𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚 exhibition. Try Natsu Matsuri AR now!  Natsu Matsuri AR is an immersive AR project that pays homage to the vibrant Japanese summer festival season. Drawing inspiration from […]

Mother Tree & Friends, 2023

Mother Tree & Friends

In this installation, a majestic banyan tree in Esplanade Park is transformed into an interactive “Mother Tree” that invites viewers to communicate with an illuminated forest. The installation uses projections, LEDs, and sound to illustrate the importance of older trees to the forest ecosystem. “Friends” – the trees surrounding the mother tree – begin to […]

Full Spectrum, 2022

Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum (2022) was exhibited as a part of LUMINEX, award winning large scale outdoor public art exhibition in Downtown Los Angeles. The audio-visual projection mapping piece invites viewers to step into the hidden worlds beyond the rainbow. Bees and birds can see ultraviolet light on flowers and the James Webb Telescope lets us see the […]

LUMINEX 2022

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Akiko’s new work, Full Spectrum will be exhibited as a part of LUMINEX on September 17th, 2022. Her building is located at 1225 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elSO1Gs2U2A LUMINEX, the award-winning outdoor digital art exhibition, returns to the South Park District of DTLA on the evening of Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 7:30 […]

Doodles SXSW

https://vimeo.com/721606977 It was SXSW’s first IRL event after a virtual lineup in 2021, and we were teaming up with one of the biggest names in the NFT space. So you could say we knew we had to make something special.     Joining forces with the Doodles team, we set out to turn a warehouse […]

Glowing Clouds

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Glowing Clouds series explores ever changing colors and shapes of clouds. Each artworks draw inspiration from Japanese nature. Visit NFT Gallery

Portal, 2015

Portal

Portal is a 7000 pixels of animated light hallway created by artist Akiko Yamashita in the Weller Court plaza in Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles in 2015. It brings color and motion to the city center. It has become a destination portal – formally a dark tunnel – has been transformed by this […]