EVENT

During spring and summer vacation periods and the New Year’s holidays, the Sony Building holds a variety of events for visitors’enjoyment. Please stop by.

 Monday, December 2nd , 2013 – Monday , January 13th , 2014

46th Ai no Izumi
Join the Match Against Poverty!

Under the joint sponsorship of Sony Group’s 19 companies and two foundations, we are implementing the 46th Ai no Izumi, a charity fund-raising event.
This charity drive has been held every year since 1968.
A 8m-tall illumination titled “Crystal Aqua Trees 2013” will be installed in Sony Square, the Sony Building’s 1st Floor outdoor event space.
Crystal Aqua Trees will respond to the kindness of people who make donations with "Thank you" lights.
You can control the colors and flash patterns of Crystal Aqua Trees by Right and Left side of donation boxes.
You can enjoy a variety of light performances by simultaneous donations into multiple boxes as well as single box.
A beautiful light and sound show will turn up twice in every hour.
Please come and see these special performances.

【How to donate】

Cash (Sony Building 1F Sony Square donation box and donation boxes at all 20 shops inside the Sony Building and the Sony City Osaki as well as at cooperating companies and facilities)

【How donations are used】

The Match Against Poverty is a charity football game organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) every year since 2003, at the initiative of football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Zinédine Zidane and Ronaldo to raise awareness and mobilize public opinion for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The raised fund from the game was used for global issues including eradicating poverty.

【United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)】

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
www.undp.org

【Match Against Poverty】

The Match Against Poverty has been held each year since 2003 at the initiative of star footballers UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo to raise awareness of the challenges of poverty and to advocate for concerted action to support sustainable development. (The annual Match conveys one strong message: “let’s all team up to end poverty.”)The match is supported by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Its aim is to raise awareness and funds for global poverty reduction efforts.
www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/goodwillambassadors/match_against_poverty/

Website for more details. (Japanese Only)
http://www.sonybuilding.jp/csr/ainoizumi13/index.html

46th Ai no Izumi

16:00~23:00


  Tuesday,October 1st-Monday,October 14th,2013

Peter Rabbit(TM) in GINZA

This event celebrates the birth of Peter Rabbit 120 years ago, from the pages of an illustrated letter.
The event introduces the history and charm of Peter Rabbit and of his creator, Helen Beatrix Potter(TM), and we are also planning various activities related to Great Britain’s Lake District, the location connected with Peter Rabbit, and to the picture book, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.”

During the event, we will set up a Peter Rabbit Garden in Sony Square, in which several scenes from “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”
will be recreated. (Until Oct. 13)
In the 1st floor Entrance Hall, limited goods from this event will be on sale must-haves for fans!
In the 8th floor Communication Zone Opus, valuable vintage goods and replicas will be on display to represent the world of Peter Rabbit and his creator, Helen Beatrix Potter.
We are also planning to give special presents to visitors, and to collaborate with restaurants inside the Sony Building, among other festivities.
Be sure to come and enjoy the beautiful world of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter at the Sony Building!

Peter Rabbit(TM) in GINZA:
Dates: October. 1 (Tues.) - October. 14 (Mon.)
Location: Sony Building, Ginza, Tokyo
Cooperation: Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Sony Building)

Peter Rabbit(TM) in GINZA


11:00 ~ 19:00


  Friday, July 19th,2013 – Sunday, September 1st

46th Sony Aquarium
Swim the Color! Sony Weaves the Sparkling Colors of the Churaumi.
*Free admission

The Sony Aquarium, a summer feature in Ginza, has come again this year.
The large, 14-ton water tank is located in the outdoor space around the Sony Building and contains live fish for everyone's enjoyment. OPUS on the 8th floor of the building, visitors can experience the imagery and sounds of the real ambience of Churashima and Churaumi in 4K images*. This was accomplished using Sony's CineAlta 4K camera, the F65, and Sony's digital single-lens reflex camera, the α99.
In the Sony Showroom, Sony's products and technology are used to reveal to you this Churaumi Colorful Wonderland and its life forms.
You'll enjoy the charm of Okinawa Churashima and Churaumi in the Sony Building again this year. All shops in the building will provide food menus that make you feel like you're in Okinawa and offer promotional competitions using social media.

* These images have over four times the video imaging data compared with Full HD (high-definition) video images, which only have a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (2.1 MEGA pixels).

1F Outdoor Tank [Outdoor Event Space] 11:00 - 23:00
A Large Collection of Okinawan Fish from the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium!
These fish replicate the world of Okinawa's oceans. There is the 1.5 meter long moray eel and, for the first time, a lemon shark that was born this year in the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, as well as the double-lined fusilier, the official Okinawa prefecture fish.
Take a look from behind this large aquarium and you’ll see a world in which the fish appear to be swimming through the streets of Ginza.
*Watch the fish being fed. Feeding times are from 11:30 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 16:30.
* Feedings are subject to cancellation or changes in time depending on the weather and the condition of the fish.

1F Tropical Fish Tank [1F Entrance Hall] 11:00 - 19:00
Take a look at the colors and mimicry of the fish that live in coral reefs!
Carefully observe the bicolor parrot fish, whose colors differ between male and female; the Emperor angelfish and Pomacanthus semicirculatas, which have completely different patterns depending whether it is a young fish or an adult fish. Also observe the left-eyed flounders and bearded scorpion fish. See if you can figure out where they are.

1F - 2F Churaumi Colorful Wonderland [Sony Showroom: 1F 1D Floor and 2F 2A Floor] 11:00 - 19:00
Experience Mysteries of Nature!
Using Sony technology, Sony Showroom reveals the mysteries of the colorful nature and sea creatures that live on Churashima and in the Churaumi.
You’ll discover the mysteries of these various colorful creatures, something impossible to do in the cities. Unravel their mysteries with a Bravia 4K compatible LCD TV. Experience them through the fisheye effect of the lens of the Sony “α” camera. Hear them through the animal sounds recorded in the forest through Sony headphones. Enjoy all this with the whole family.

8F 4K Sony Aquarium [8F Communication Zone OPUS] 11:00 - 19:00
Experience Churashima and Churaumi on a 200-inch screen!
Video showing the beautifully brilliant colors of the sub-tropical environment of Churashima and Churaumi was shot using Sony's CineAlta 4K camera “F65” and Sony's digital SLR camera “α99”. It was projected using Sony's 4K SXRD projector.
In addition, when recording the video, the sounds of nature?sound of the wind, sounds of the rain and the waves, and sounds of the birds?were all compiled in 96 kHz, 24-bit high resolution for an original musical composition by music arranger and pianist Nobuyuki Nakajima. The reference model R Series SS-AR1 speakers, Sony's highest-end speakers, and the multiple channel integrated amplifier, the TA-DA5800ES, were used to reproduce the sounds.
Enjoy the high-resolution video images and high-resolution sound on a 200-inch screen, which gives you the feeling of being right there in the middle of Okinawa's magnificent nature.

 

46th Sony Aquarium


11:00 ~ 19:00


 Friday, April 26th,2013 – Sunday, May 12th

“Gaspard and Lisa Go to the Sony Building 2013”

To celebrate the release of the new “Gaspard and Lisa” picture book, the Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo is holding an event that allows everyone to enjoy the world of Gaspard and Lisa.
Neither rabbits nor dogs, but with charming looks, the extremely popular Gaspard and Lisa come straight from Paris.
During the event, the entire Sony Building will be awash in the world of Gaspard and Lisa.
In the outside event space Sony Square, one scene from the book, which is seeing its first release in Japan, will be displayed using flower art.
In the 1st floor Entrance Hall, limited goods from this event will be on sale – must-haves for fans!
In addition, in the 8th floor Communication Zone Opus and in the Sony Showroom, visitors will be able to experience the world of the picture books in a novel way, thanks to a collaboration between Sony products and “Gaspard and Lisa.”
Visitors will also be able to enjoy other limited features, such as original menus only available during the event.

© 2013 Anne Gutman & Georg Hallensleben / Hachette Livre

Gaspard and Lisa Go to the Sony Building 2013


11:00 ~ 19:00


 Monday, March 25th , 2013 – Sunday , April 14th , 2013

World’s First*1 Reproduction of Kabuki Tradition and Originality in Vivid Sony 4K*2 Imagery
“Kabuki in 4K” Commemorates Opening of New Kabuki Theater
~The World of Kabuki Experienced in Sony 4K~

The Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo, in collaboration with the new Ginza Kabukiza theater, brings you an all-new moving experience with the world’s first reproduction of the tradition and originality of Japanese kabuki in state-of-the-art, high-definition, high-resolution Sony 4K imagery.
Visitors to the Communication Zone OPUS on the 8th floor can enjoy the world of kabuki, filmed on a Sony F65 CineAlta camera, in stunning 4K imagery. A segment of the play Yoshitsune Senbonzakura (“Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees”) as well as interviews with Ennosuke Ichikawa and Kankuro Nakamura (both famous young Kabuki actors) will be shown on a large, 200-inch screen in 5.1-channel surround sound.
The Entrance Hall on the 1st floor showcases Sony’s 4K motion picture CineAlta cameras, the F65, F55 and F5, as well as Sony’s 4K technology, and displays the actual lion cub costumes used in the kabuki play Renjishi.
The Sony Showroom exhibits the costume used to portray Tadanobu Sato (warlord at the end of the Heian Period), performed by Ennosuke Ichikawa in Yoshitsune Senbonzakura, and visitors can view the part of the play in which the costume was worn on a BRAVIA 4K LCD TV. The Sony Showroom also lets you experience filming and screening the beauty of kabuki using Sony products.
Don’t miss this chance to appreciate the world of the traditional performing art of kabuki in Sony 4K high definition.

*1 First time to film and screen a kabuki play in 4K in cooperation with Shochiku Co., Ltd.
*2 4K provides more than four times the volume of image data compared with Full High Definition (HD) (1,920 × 1,080 pixels, a total of 2.1 million pixels).

World's First Reproduction of Kabuki Tradition and Originality in Vivid Sony 4K Imagery Kabuki in 4K Commemorates Opening of New Kabuki Theater ~The World of Kabuki Experienced in Sony 4K


11:00 ~ 19:00


 Monday, December 3th , 2012 – Monday , January 14th , 2013 

45th Ai no Izumi
Achieve your dreams! we support children’s dreams and challenges

Under the joint sponsorship of Sony Group’s 18 companies and two foundations, we are implementing the 45th Ai no Izumi, a charity fund-raising event.
Through Save the Children Japan, we plan to support “Children’s Dreams & Challenges,” the third phase of the “Achieve Your Dreams Project” implemented by the Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction support project REST

This charity drive has been held every year since 1968.
Our goal is to restart or help continue sports and cultural activities for children whose schools and neighborhoods were shut down as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and allow them to enjoy more normal daily lifestyles, with hope for the future. In order to accomplish this, we are providing assistance and support to various organizations.

A 10m-tall illumination titled “Crystal Aqua Trees” will be installed in Sony Square, the Sony Building’s 1st Floor outdoor event space. In response to changes in the landscape of the street and the movement of people, as well as whenever contributions are made to the Ai no Izumi (Fountain of Love), the illumination will play beautiful music in harmony with a gorgeous light display.

【How to dnate】
Cash (Sony Building 1F Sony Square donation box and donation boxes at all 19 shops inside the Sony Building and the Sony City Osaki as well as at cooperating companies and facilities)

【How donations are used】
Through Save the Children Japan, we plan to support “Children’s Dreams & Challenges,” the third phase of the “Achieve Your Dreams Project” implemented by the Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction support project RESTART JAPAN, using donations to help children realize their dreams through sports and cultural activities.
Third phase target period for donations, selection and support: summer and autumn 2013 (tentative)

About Achieve Your Dreams project

45th Ai no Izumi


11:00 - 23:00


 Sunday, October 8th – Friday, October 14th , 2012 

GINZA INTERNATIONAL WEEK
Flower Gate and Concierge Service

< Flower Gate Oct.8-14 >
A Flower Gate with flowers and plants personifying autumn in Japan will greet you at the Sony Square (outdoor event space). On the Flower Gate, you will find a welcome message as well as a guide board showing events being held in Ginza during the meeting period.

Organized by: Tokyo Florist Allied Association Kyobashi Division
Cooperation: Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Sony Building)

< Concierge Service Oct.9-14 >
Staff fluent in English and Chinese can provide you with information on Ginza, including its events and a street guide. Feel free to approach any staff member wearing a concierge badge.
For any inquiries, please access

Organized by: Ginza Association
Cooperation: Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Sony Building)
Tel: 080-8732-1702
Open: 11:00-19:00

GINZA INTERNATIONAL WEEK Flower Gate and Concierge Service


11:00 - 19:00


 Wednesday, September 12th – Sunday, September 30th , 2012 

Michael Jackson On the 25th anniversary of BAD Special Exhibition

On the 25th anniversary of BAD, Michael returns to Ginza for the first time since his visit to the Sony Building in September 1987.
Enter Michael's world by enjoying live videos from the BAD World Tour, music videos and rare original recordings, on display now.

Created using images and messages sent by fans across the nation
Photo mosaic art celebrating the 25th anniversary of BAD!
All images and messages used will be on display on the 1st floor of the Sony Building.

Michael Jackson On the 25th anniversary of BAD Special Exhibition


11:00 - 19:00


 Monday, July 16th – Sunday, September 9th , 2012 

45th Sony Aquarium -
Curiosity comes alive when you experience the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium at Sony

This year marine creatures from the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium are making another visit to Tokyo. The Sony Building is the venue for rarely glimpsed wonders of the sea and the secrets of its creatures. Set sail for seas of adventure with Sony.

1F Outdoor Tank [Outdoor Event Space] 11:00–23:00
Encounter sharks, moray eels and sea turtles in the street!
Sea creatures raised at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium have arrived! Looking at them from the other side of the tank, it will almost be as if they were swimming through the streets of Ginza. We will be introducing new sea creatures during the run of the event, so be sure to come more than once!
♦ Between 11:30–12:00 and 16:00–16:30, you can watch the animals being fed.
*Access to the tank may be closed and times may change depending on the weather and the condition of the animals.

1F Tropical Fish Tank [Entrance Hall] 11:00–23:00
We are playing host to a large collection of beautiful creatures that live on coral reefs! The indoor tanks boast a wide range of colorful creatures that live on Okinaawa's coral reefs.

8F 4K Multi-theater [Opus Hall]11:00–19:00
Come face to face with a life-size whale shark in Sony's multi-theater!
Our 13-meter wide multi-screens present 8.5-meter whale sharks and 4-meter manta rays in life size! Experience the beauty and power of these creatures of Okinawa's seas in high-definition 4K(*) images. *4K has a resolution of 4,096×2,160 pixels, more than four times higher than full Hi-Vision [Come and go at any time during your visit]

You'll also be able to enjoy other aspects of Okinawa's charm during our "Absolutely Okinawa Fair"! Buy Okinawan products and order meals from special menus featuring foods made using Okinawan ingredients.

45th Sony Aquarium - Curiosity comes alive when you experience the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium at Sony


11:00 - 19:00


 Tuesday, April 24th – Sunday, May 20th, 2012 

THOMAS & FRIENDS in GINZA:
Sony Building,Ginza

“THOMAS and FRIENDS: Day of the Diesels” will be released in Japan on April 28 (Sat), and to commemorate this event, everyone from children to adults will be able to enjoy Sony products and Thomas-themed events throughout the entire Sony Building.

In the Communication Zone OPUS on the 8th floor, visitors can experience Sony's network world together with Thomas. At the network island in the hands-on experience area, use Sony’s DSLR camera, the α57, released on April 27, or the 3D Handycam (HDR-TD20V) to shoot pictures that place you in the Thomas diorama or to view yourself in a 3D image with Thomas.
In addition, there will be a special display of the seldom seen N-gauge railroad model Sony planned to develop in the 1960s, the Sony Microtrain (prototype model).

In the Sony Showroom on the 2nd floor, there will be a Thomas diorama to play in. Film your children enjoying themselves here, and then using “Play Memories Studio,” easily edit the film to create a memory, as easily as playing a game.

In the Entrance Hall on the 1st floor, take a souvenir photograph with a large Thomas model that has moveable eyes!

In addition, you can participate in a stamp rally* to win Thomas products or enjoy original dishes with a Thomas theme.

This Golden Week, be sure to visit the Sony Building. Enter the world of Thomas the Tank Engine and enjoy the Sony Network experience.

THOMAS & FRIENDS in GINZA:
Dates: April. 24 (Tues.) – May. 20 (Sun.)
Location: Sony Building, Ginza, Tokyo
Organizer: Sony Corporation, Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Sony Building),
Sony Creative Products Inc.

THOMAS FRIENDS in GINZA: Sony Building,Ginza


11:00 - 19:00


 Tuesday, January 24th – Tuesday,February 14th, 2012 

SNOOPY LOVE GINZA 2012: Snoopy takes over the Sony Building,Ginza!

The Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo, is holding a Valentine's Day event until February 14 (Tuesday), featuring the Peanuts gang and Sony's new products and network services.
Throughout the building, enjoy the world of Peanuts, from a special limited-edition shop to a stamp rally that qualifies participants to take part in a lottery.

Enjoy this Valentine season with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang!
SNOOPY LOVE GINZA 2012: Fun Network Life with Sony and Snoopy

The Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo, is holding a Valentine's Day event until February 14 (Tuesday), featuring the Peanuts gang and Sony's new products and network services.

On the 8th floor OPUS Communication Zone, you will be greeted by the Peanuts welcome movie which will be shown on the 200-inch screen. In addition, in the special exhibition area, you can experience Sony's network life together with the Peanuts gang. Have fun trying out the content available only for this event, using new Sony products and network services such as editing and sharing your own commemorative photos, playing music from speakers using a Walkman equipped with Bluetooth® function, or answering a Snoopy quiz using the Sony Tablet.

In the Entrance Hall on the 1st floor, you'll find the official Peanuts shop "Snoopy Town Shop," open for a limited time and offering special limited-edition goods for sale. In addition, there is a stamp rally that qualifies you for drawings in a lottery to win Peanuts goods, original menus at the restaurant featuring lots of Peanuts items, and even more special events unique to this event. Be sure to celebrate Valentine season this year with the Peanuts gang at the Sony Building.

SNOOPY LOVE GINZA 2012: Fun Network Life with Sony and Snoopy
Dates: Jan. 24 (Tues.) – Feb. 14 (Tues.) 11:00–19:00
Location: Sony Building, Ginza, Tokyo
Organizer: Sony Corporation, Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Sony Building),
Sony Creative Products Inc.

SNOOPY LOVE GINZA 2012: Snoopy takes over the Sony Building,Ginza!


11:00 - 19:00


 Thursday, December 29th – Sunday,January 30th, 2012 
 * January 1th (Sun) Closed

Let’s have fun at the Sony Building! The new Hokkaido

A hot spring in Ginza! Experience a footbath! Hot spring water is here, delivered directly from Hokkaido! Let the soothing warmth of the footbath spread through your entire body!

December 29th (Thu) – January 4th (Wed) Kawayu-onsen Hot Spring(Teshikaga-cho)
January 5th (Thu) – 9th (Mon/National Holiday) Poroto-onsen Hot Spring (Shiraoi-cho)
January 10th (Tue) – 15th (Sun) Tokachidake-onsen Hot Spring (Kamifurano-cho)
Hours are from 11:00 – 19:00.
*December 31th (Sat),January 2th (Mon), 3th (Tue) 11:00 – 18:00

The illumination lights up in several patterns, presenting different faces to enchant viewers. Once an hour, the virtual light space created by Sony's AR* technology and the Christmas objet orchestrate to produce a great effect. Enjoy the vibrant and fantastic light and music show! The light bulbs used for the illumination are low-energy-consumption LED bulbs. This Christmas, be sure to stop by and be dazzled by the brilliant illumination that colorfully lights up your Christmas experience on Ginza's streets.

Wondrous Region – Hokkaido in 3D The wondrous region of Hokkaido was created by a variety of natural conditions from the global movement of tectonic plates and temperature changes, to volcanic activity and the currents of the sea. Enjoy watching the hardy animals of Hokkaido, shaped by such factors as volcanoes, wetlands, and harsh Hokkaido winters, in high-resolution 3D!

Lets have fun at the Sony Building! The new Hokkaido


11:00 - 19:00


 Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 – Sunday, December 25th , 2011 

Dream Xmas 2011

Realizing a virtual light space using Sony's AR* technology!
Sony presents a Christmas Illumination show featuring an objet d'art made 40,000 LED light bulbs.

At the Sony Square, Sony Building's outdoor event space in Ginza, white, blue and green LED lights create a giant, colorful Christmas ornament to light up the face of the buildings, adding brilliance to the Ginza street scene!

The illumination lights up in several patterns, presenting different faces to enchant viewers. Once an hour, the virtual light space created by Sony's AR* technology and the Christmas objet orchestrate to produce a great effect. Enjoy the vibrant and fantastic light and music show! The light bulbs used for the illumination are low-energy-consumption LED bulbs. This Christmas, be sure to stop by and be dazzled by the brilliant illumination that colorfully lights up your Christmas experience on Ginza's streets.

[What is AR?]
AR stands for Augmented Reality. When a camera shoots a photograph, information is present that cannot be detected by ordinary vision. Adding this information to an image, together with virtual objects, creates what is known as Augmented Reality.

Dream Xmas 2011


11:00 - 23:00


 Monday, October 24th, 2011 – Sunday, November 6th , 2011 

World Natural Heritage Ogasawara Islands in 3D
– Delivering World-class Inspiration –

In celebration of the inscription of the Ogasawara Islands on UNESCO's list of World Natural Heritage sites this year, the Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo will sponsor an event that introduces the natural environment of the islands in exciting 3D images–from Monday, October 24 to Sunday, November 6.

The Ogasawara Islands are a group of more than 30 small to large oceanic islands that lie some 1,000 kilometers off the shore of the Japanese archipelago. The mystical beauty of the islands' natural environment has long remained unknown to many, but Sony's superior imagery and powerful 3D imaging technologies have captured its essence for all to enjoy. Feast your eyes on the world's first 3D images of the Ogasawara Islands at Communication Zone OPUS on the 8th floor of the Sony Building and experience aspects of nature found only on the islands. The images will particularly spotlight the unique ecosystem that has won the islands their recognition as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, as well as the Sekimon area on Hahajima, where endemic species and rare species still exist in their primordial state, the magnificent blue sea that is affectionately called "Bonin Blue," and the schools of dolphins that frolic in the waters around the islands year-round.

Display panels and photos of the Ogasawara Islands will adorn the first-floor entrance hall and provide basic information about the islands, their history, culture, plant and animal ecosystems, and the World Natural Heritage in a way that everyone can easily understand and enjoy. Furthermore, the UNESCO World Natural Heritage certificate (replica) will be displayed in the eighth-floor foyer of Communication Zone OPUS.

Visiting the real Ogasawara Islands may not be easy, but you can experience the magnificent nature of the islands simply by visiting this event. Do take this wonderful opportunity to appreciate the mystical world of the Ogasawara Islands.

Admission is free.

World Natural Heritage Ogasawara Islands in 3D Delivering World-class Inspiration


11:00 - 19:00


 Monday, July 18th, 2011 – Wednesday, August 31th , 2011  

44th Sony Aquarium -
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in 3D

Under the supervision of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Sony Building introduces the ecosystem (the interactions of living organisms) of the seas around Okinawa. Both living organisms and images will be used to illustrate the theme "Discovery! Excitement Under the Sea!"

Okinawa’s Churaumi (beautiful sea) will be reproduced in a huge 14-ton aquarium, filled with live sharks, moray eels and other creatures, in Sony Square (the outside event space). Inside, you can enjoy watching starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and small fish such as anemone fish that live in the shallows surrounding coral reefs, which are known as Ino in the Okinawan dialect.

In Communication Zone OPUS, on the 8th floor, the lives of the living organisms that inhabit the seas around Okinawa are shown through 3D HD videos on a large, 200-inch screen. The images of strangely shaped and brightly colored fish will entertain everyone from kids to adults, and provide information on their ecosystem.

You’ll also be able to enjoy other aspects of Okinawa’s charm during our "Absolutely Okinawa Fair"! Buy Okinawan products and order meals from special menus featuring foods made using Okinawan ingredients.

Website for more details. (Japanese Only)
http://www.sonybuilding.jp/event/aqua11/top.html

Link to Churaumi Aquarium’s official site:
http://oki-churaumi.jp/en/index.html

44th Sony Aquarium


11:00 - 19:00


 Sunday, April 24th, 2011 – Sunday, May 15th , 2011  

Hopes for Delivering "Heartful Compassion from Ginza" Charity Event for Earthquake Relief Assistance

Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo is offering the use of its space to various charity events that are organized to provide relief to the victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. Through continuous support of diverse charity activities, Sony Building wishes to contribute to the reconstruction of the affected areas.

Charity Event Schedule   < Sponsor Organization >
4/24 Sun The Foundation for the Support of the United Nations. Inc.,
4/29 Fri Public Interest Incorporated Association "Shanti Volunteer Association"
4/30 Sat THE KISS Inc. (Sony Building 3F "THE KISS Anniversary GINZA SALON")
5/1 Sun Specified nonprofit corporation "Campaign for the Children of Palestine"
5/2 Mon Specified nonprofit corporation "The Tyler Foundation"
5/3 Tue Nonprofit organization "Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi" (KnK)
5/4 Wed Sony Music Japan International Inc.
5/5 Thu -5/7 Sat Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
5/8 Sun Public Interest Incorporated Foundation "The Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement"
5/10 Tue -5/15 Sun JA Awa-Nishizaki Sunflower Producers’ Society

Website for more details. (Japanese Only)
http://www.sonybuilding.jp/csr/36.html

Hopes for Delivering "Heartful Compassion from Ginza" Charity Event for Earthquake Relief Assistance


11:00 - 19:00


 January-February,2011 

Pingu Happy Valentine

"Pingu Happy Valentine" event is open from January 28 -February 14,2011 .

<About Pingu>
The beloved charecter Pingu was created in 1980 by Swiss artist Otmar Gutmann, who sculpted Pingu by hand using clay. The figure was manually animated using a form of stop-motion animation known as claymation. Last year was Pngu's 30th anniversary.
Pingu is a young boy penguin who libes in the South Pole. The stories tell of his many activities with his group of friends. The surprise and joy of thie ordinary everyday adventures have provided us with many layers of warm and happy memories.
The newest episode in the Pingu daymation series, loved around the worldm now comes to the SOny Building in Ginza in a 3D version. Please enjoy this episode of Pingu, only available here!

Hour:January 28 -February 14,2011 (Event runs from 11:00 - 7:00pm). (Free Admission)

Website for more details. (Japanese Only)
http://www.pingu.jp/event/

Pingu Happy Valentin


11:00 - 19:00



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