Little Sun Garden, Little Sun

Photo:Penny Wang

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4/25 10:00 ~ 4/26 18:00
Roku-Roku PLAZA, North Tower
[Participation fee]
The “little suns” are tiny solar-powered lights, almost 2000 of which will be used to form a flower garden illuminated for 32 hours in the 66 Plaza at Roppongi Hills. Five hours' charging in sunlight gives 10 hours of soft lighting, or four of brighter light. Since the quake and tsunami of March 2011, energy has become a major, very real issue for Japan. These "little suns" are not only of use in emergencies, but can also help light up the everyday lives of people in parts of Africa without electricity. The lights used in the Little Sun Garden will be available for purchase during Roppongi Art Night, and visitors are invited to contribute to this very worthy social project.


Little Sun

[Little Sun] is an attractive, high-quality solar-powered LED lamp developed by internationally renowned artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. This is a social business focused on getting clean, reliable, affordable light to the 1.2 billion people worldwide without access to electricity. It is a global project connecting the world through sharing light. Launched in July 2012 at London’s Tate Modern, the Little Sun project has since distributed over 200,000 Little Sun lamps worldwide – and that number is quickly growing.