Beyond lighting: the first in-person event in 4 years
explores what lies beyond the lighting industry and lighting design.

Enlighten Asia 2023 in Japan, held over two days from Wednesday, November 15 to Thursday, November 16, 2023, was the event’s first in-person iteration in the 4 years since the COVID-19 pandemic (with some parts also offered online). This year's theme was “Beyond Lighting.” Through a series of six seminars, featuring sessions with lighting designers from Japan and abroad, experts from various fields, and students, lighting and design issues in Asia were discussed from many perspectives to explore what lies beyond the lighting industry and lighting design. Other events included: “3-Minute Cooking for Lighting a Room” which introduced eye-catching lighting tricks, “Lighting Trends on Stage” in which lighting product developers presented items that address social themes and trends, and “MOTOKO's Room” featuring Motoko Ishii, a recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. At the end of the first day, a cocktail party was held at the Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan, the venue and an Important Cultural Property of Japan. On the last day, the “Enlighten Asia in Japan Farewell Party” was held in Minami Ikebukuro Park. The participants enjoyed mingling in person after a long time away.

Wednesday 15 November 2023, 11:00-17:30 + 18:00-20:00 Cocktail party(Myonichikan)
Thursday 16 November 2023, 10:30-19:00 + 19:00-21:00 Farewell party(Racines FARM to PARK,Minami-Ikebukuro Park)
Jiyu Gakuen Myonichi-kan (2-31-3 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
*Some of the programmes are distributed online.
Registration fee(Per day):
General ¥5,000 / IALD members ¥3,000 / Students ¥1,000(including party entry fee)
Japan International Association of Lighting Designers

Click on each seminar for a detailed report.