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Yokohama

Speed of Light Yokohama

Yokohama has grown to become Japan’s second-largest city since opening its port to the world over 150 years ago. With a population of 3.67 million – and a culture distinct from neighbouring Tokyo – Yokohama offers an enticing cityscape that includes historic port architecture, a scenic harbour and landscaped parks and gardens.

A moving nightscape was created in Yokohama’s urban environment over two nights of the festival, Speed of Light Yokohama activated the city streets and waterfront areas on 3 and 4 November 2012.

Sparkling lines of runners, each generating their own power and animated by remotely controlled wireless technologies, created a stunning visual language across a series of landmark sites including the Foreign Office designed International Ferry Terminal, Zou no hana Terrace and Yamashita Park.