Docomo building turns into a gigantic message tower
to cheer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!
In the evening, 1,000 days before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In the rainy evening, many people with a smartphone headed toward NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building, one of the landmarks of Shinjuku and Shibuya.
"YOYOGI CANDLE 2020"
Featured projection mapping that adorned the 1,000-days-to-go night with beautiful colors.
Smartphone messages projected
onto a 240 m building!
People gathered around the Docomo Tower,
chatting and wondering "what shall I write?" while looking at their smartphones. When the screen showed countdown numbers, everyone cheered, "3, 2, 1!" in sync with the message.
"Go on Japan!"
"Only 1,000 more days. Looking forward to it."
"Let's cheer together!"
Many messages of support were projected one after another on the Docomo Yoyogi Building.
Future of projection mapping
This was a new video & music experience, with flowing images of fireworks and various sports projected on the wall, while background music was played on people's smartphones in sync with the images.
During the event, a special stage was set up for people to experience the future of projection mapping.
Images of Juri Iwata performing karate, which is the new entry from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, were projected real-time on the building, bringing clapping from the crowd.
The projection mapping was based on the latest technology developed by NTT.
The photographed image was instantly extracted and transmitted real-time via a telecommunication service to the screen on the stage.
Combining it with projection mapping, the team created a "new feel for projection Mapping."
Many people were admiring the colorful images on the Docomo Tower.
1000Days Night evokes
the future of telecommunication services
The projection mapping was a new experience, with images of people participating in, watching and cheering for sports projected on the whole wall of the building.
As a 2020 Tokyo Gold Partner,
NTT will endeavor to make the time and space for watching sports even more fun and exciting.