Forest Perception, 2021

Forest Perception

If a tree talks in the forest, does anyone listen? ‘Forest Perception — if a tree talks in the forest, does anyone listen?’ projection mapped a giant forest only for one night in the middle of downtown Los Angeles as a part of LUMINEX. Yamashita’s grandfather devoted his life to creating forests — he […]

Getty Unshuttered, 2018

Getty Unshuttered

The Getty Unshuttered, one night event at The Getty Museum celebrates young photographers. Akiko worked with USC cinematic arts students to create a projection mapping show that illuminated more than 10 buildings and the famous rock fountain.  Credit: Creative Direction and Event Design: Michael Patterson Producers: Martzi Campos Ann Lee Animation + Projection Mapping ArtistsUSC […]

Portal, 2015


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 […]