This work was made as a side project to ‘kagami / real-time face generator.’ It can also be seen as a continuation of the real-time face tracking/ projection mapping project ‘Connected Colors,’ which used the colors of the natural world as its theme.
As with ‘kagami’, the theme for this work is the beauty of nature. The Japanese word ‘kachofugetsu’ is a compound derived from flower (ka), bird (cho), wind (fu), and moon (getsu), and is intended to evoke the beauty, diversity and harmony of Japan’s natural treasures. Humans once lived as a part of nature, leading spiritual lives in the midst of its bracing aesthetic. Through the medium of electric make-up art, this work encapsulates the idea that this natural beauty contains a set of aesthetic values and a sense of identity of which Japan ought to be proud. In addition to existing technologies, this work introduces a newly designed 4K/240P projector in order to further improve the delicate feel of the skin and make-up and the sense of dynamic motion.
Nobumichi Asai (WOW) acted as creative and technical director for ‘kagami’ and ‘Kacho Fugetsu,’ overseeing the planning and development of the project. Noboru Tomizawa, who also collaborated on ‘Connected Colors’, oversaw the makeup art. Beautiful makeup art provides a base over which WOW’s CG animation is projected to evoke the vivacity and motion of nature. Music was provided by hatis noit, using a tonal palette exclusively composed of sounds from nature. Using sounds from her native Hokkaido, the sound of the wind over the plains, running water, bird song etc., hatis noit creates a sound-scape drawn from her own memories.
Media Artist : Nobumichi Asai [WOW]
CG Artist : Shingo Abe [WOW]
Make-Up Artist : Noboru Tomizawa [CUBE Management Office]
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Creative Director : Nobumichi Asai [WOW]
Producer : Shinichi Saeki [WOW]
Project Manager : Ayaka Motoyoshi [WOW]
Director : Shingo Abe [WOW]
CG Designer : Tsutomu Miyajima [WOW], Ryo Kitabatake [WOW]
Technical Director : Nobumichi Asai [WOW] , Atsushi Yoshimura [WOW]
Director of Photography, Colorist : Takatoshi Suzuki
Movie Retoucher : Masanori Obe [foton inc.]
Projector Engineer : Tetsuya Fujii [Cinefocus], Masaki Morita [Cinefocus], Masaya Kamino [Cinefocus]
Stylist : DAN
Music & Vocalist : hatis noit
Model : Nanami [FLOS inc.]
PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE
Panasonic Visuals Co., Ltd.
Kurosawa Film Studio, INC.
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Kao COCOLAB Project