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In Praise of Shadows

What type or kind of light we are in need of?
What should be a light we feel to be sensitive?
As we stress more and more on energy saving and save electricity after
facing shortage of energy after March 11th Disaster. We are forced to turn off lights to the minimum as we experienced in past Japanese architecture. The quality of Japanese traditional space bases quality of light in shadows.

As novelist Junichiro Tanizaki wisely pointed out in his essay, “In Praise of Shadows”:

——“By turning off to the minimum, we can see something which we did not seen before”———-

Beauty of lighting design equals to designing beautiful shadows. Our motto is to provide light where they are necessitated by necessary spaces and by achieving sensitive balance between lights and the shadows. Our light planning, through achieving perfect balance of light and shadows will bring new dimensions in architectural spaces and new added values to the spaces and environments being designed by you. Let us assist you.