EVENT

 

Friday, July 24 to Sunday, September 6, 2015
*Free Admission and Participation

The Creatures of Okinawa Churaumi Will Once Again Swim around Ginza This Year in All Their Colorful Glory!
Experience the Awesome Images and Sounds of Life-Sized Whale Sharks!
Highly Popular Seminars Will be Given by Aquarium Keepers Dispatched from Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

48th Sony Aquarium: Announcing the Holding of “Meet DokiDoki
- A Summer of Discovering the World of Churaumi”

The “48th Sony Aquarium” will be held throughout the entire Sony Building, under the supervision of Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, September 6.
A large, 14-tonne aquarium will be set up in Sony Square, an outdoor event space at Sony Building, allowing visitors to enjoy sandbar sharks displayed for the first time this year alongside other live fish.
In Communication Zone OPUS on the 8th floor, life-sized images will be shown of whale sharks and other creatures of Okinawa Churaumi , photographed using Sony’s digital single lens reflex camera, α7S. A movie that includes images captured on the digital 4K video camera, Action Cam FDR-X1000V, attached to a whale shark can also be enjoyed on a massive, awesome screen.
Sony Aquarium is a customary event held over summer in Ginza every year, and enjoyed by numerous visitors. People are invited to visit Sony Building this year, too, to enjoy the wonders of Okinawa Churaumi.

■Overview of the 48th Sony Aquarium: “Meet DokiDoki
- A Summer of Discovering the World of Churaumi”

Duration: 45 days from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 *Free Admission and Participation
Time: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. *The large outdoor aquarium is open until 11:00 P.M.
Venue: Sony Building 5-3-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
・See awesome life-sized images of the whale sharks at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium! A movie will be shown on a massive screen (*2) in 4K, with High-Resolution (hereinafter Hi-Res) audio (*3)!
・Sandbar sharks that were hatched at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium this year will also be shown for the first time! Watch the 800 or so colorful fish swimming around the massive aquarium in the middle of Ginza.
*1 Images with over four times the detail of Full HD (high definition), which has 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (around 2,100,000 pixels ).
*2 Large light-emitting ultra HD screens used in 4KVIEWING® provided by Sony PCL Inc. A screen measuring 7.6 m in width and 2.7 m in height will be used for the exhibition.
For more details on 4KVIEWING®(4KVIEWING is a registered trademark of Sony PCL Inc.)
*3 High-resolution audio offers quality generally surpassing (either in the sampling rate or the number of bits) that of CDs (16 bit/44.1 kHz) and DAT (16 bit/48 kHz), and refers to audio in PCM or DSD format.
※ “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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11:00~19:00

Overview of the 48th Sony Aquarium: “Meet DokiDoki - A Summer of Discovering the World of Churaumi”

* Please note that the duration and other details of the event may change without prior notification.

[Exhibition Zone]
○ Theater for Experiencing an “α” Movie & Hi-Res Audio
Watch Life-Sized Whale Sharks Swimming around! Enjoy an Immersive Experience of Okinawa Churaumi with 4K Images and Hi-Res Audio!

★Filming of 4K Movies Using an α-Series camera and an Action Cam

Movies will be shown in OPUS on the 8th floor, filmed in 4K, taking advantage of the portability of Sony’s compact digital single lens reflex camera, α7S, and the digital 4K video camera, Action Cam FDR-X1000V.
The α7S digital single lens reflex camera was used to capture life-sized images of whale sharks and other creatures of Okinawa Churaumi, focusing on the colorful life and majestic wilderness. Moreover, the digital 4K video camera, Action Cam FDR-X1000V, was attached to a whale shark in the Kuroshio sea Tank at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium to film the inside of the aquarium as it swims around, which can be enjoyed by visitors. These movies will be screened on a massive, awesome screen measuring 7.6 m in width and 2.7 m in height (3,840 x 1,404 pixels).
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★An immersive experience through Hi-Res audio

The immersive Hi-Res audio further enhances the awesomeness of the images. The Hi-Res audio (of the sounds of nature, underwater sounds and music) recorded in 96 kHz/24 bit linear PCM is played through an audio system consisting of SS-AR1 of the reference standard R-Series, Sony’s top-of-the-line speakers, and TA-DA5800E, a multi-channel integrated amp. This is combined with high-resolution images to deliver an immersive experience.
Sony Design: MAKING MODERN
・Venue/Time: Communication Zone OPUS on the 8th floor / 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
* Screening times are subject to change without prior notification.

Sony Design: MAKING MODERN

○ Experience What It’s Like to Look Back on Memories of Okinawa by Perusing the Huge Quantity of Photos and Videos on PlayMemories Online

In the foyer of OPUS on the 8th floor, there will be a demonstration of PlayMemories Online, Sony’s photo and video cloud service that allows an unlimited number of photos to be uploaded for enjoyment on a variety of devices, including smartphones, PCs, televisions and PlayStation®. Visitors can experience the PlayStation®4 system’s high-speed scrolling interface that allow them to easily browse through the huge quantity of photos and videos taken in Okinawa.
・Venue/Time: The foyer of Communication Zone OPUS on the 8th floor / 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
About PlayMemories Online: http://playmemoriesonline.com

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○ Meet the Fish from Okinawa in Ginza!

In the outdoor event space, Sony Square, facing Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza, fish from Okinawa will be put on display once again this year.
In the huge 14-tonne aquarium based on the theme of the sea around Okinawa, sandbar sharks hatched at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium this year, as well as a 800 or so other fish of 18 different species, including a meter-long black-spotted moray that is popular among visitors for its humorous expressions, will be put on display one after another during the event. Visitors can see the aquarium from the back to enjoy a view that almost looks as if the fish are swimming through the city. Moreover, aquariums set up inside the building will display colorful tropical fish, as well as sea anemones, shrimps, giant clams and a variety of other creatures.

★Visitors can also enjoy watching the fish being fed during feeding time
(4:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.).

* Feeding times are subject to change or cancellation without prior notification due to the condition of the creatures.
・Venue/Time:
Huge outdoor aquarium Outdoor event space, Sony Square.
Tropical Fish aquarium  Entrance hall on the 1st floor
11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.

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○ Commemorative Shot with Whale Shark Jaws (Specimen)!

The jaws (specimen) of a 9.1-meter whale shark will be displayed in the entrance hall.
There are an unbelievable 10,414 teeth on the jaws!
Visitors may enjoy taking photos alongside the huge jaws that are big enough to swallow a whole human head.
・Venue/Time: Entrance hall on the 1st floor / 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Sony Design: MAKING MODERN

[Event Information]
○ Collect Stamps and Win Great Prizes! Take Part in a Stamp Rally Lottery Draw

Collect stamps found at four locations throughout the building and go into the draw to win a trip to Okinawa, or original goods from Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Visitors are invited to take part in the stamp rally while enjoying the various events on all the floors.
・Time: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
・Stamp Locations: Outdoor event space, Sony Square (moved to the entrance hall on the 1st floor if it rains) / Sony Showroom on the 2nd floor / Sony Store Ginza on the 4th floor / OPUS on the 8th floor
・Lottery Draw Venue: Entrance hall on the 1st floor
* Participation in the lottery draw is limited to one draw per person per day.

○Receive Desktop Wallpaper for Becoming a Follower and Tweeting

Become a follower of the official OPUS Twitter account (@opus_event), post your opinion on Twitter with a hashtag 「#OpusPresent」 for applying, and receive an original Desktop Wallpaper of the event.
 (* available in various sizes for use with tablets and smartphones).
・Duration of Campaign: Friday, July 24 to Sunday, September 6

《Marine life from Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is coming back to Ginza this summer.》
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Okinawa's wealth of nature, history and culture can be experienced at Ocean Expo Park, a place where you can even enjoy a dolphin show.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is one of many popular facilities at Ocean Expo Park.
At the Aquarium, an intriguing world of marine life found in Okinawa is spread out before you. A sea of coral dazzled with sunlight exhibits living coral colonies in large scale.
With its enormous capacity, a gigantic tank called The Kuroshio Sea Tank the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, and the world's first successfully bred-in-captivity manta can also be seen. Moreover, you can experience the sea of Okinawa when you journey into the deep sea, which recreates Okinawa's mystery-enshrouded sea.
We hope to see you at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, where new encounters and discoveries await each time you visit!
・Website: http://oki-churaumi.jp/en/

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

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  Wednesday., April 29 (public holiday) to Sunday, June 14, 2015

Commemorating the publication of “Sony Design: MAKING MODERN”
Exhibition of historic Sony products and photos embracing its designs

Sony Design: MAKING MODERN
-The Challenge to Create an Archetype-

Since its foundation in 1946, Sony has maintained the spirit of “doing what has never been done before,” and has created numerous products and designs that symbolize the evolvement of time. This is the spirit that Sony has always had, and that will never change. Sharing an appreciation for this attitude, Rizzoli International Publications of New York, with an established reputation in art and design books, decided to publish “Sony Design: MAKING MODERN.” The book contains photos testifying to Sony’s history, and new photos taken of Sony’s successive designs.

An exhibition will be held at Sony Building of Ginza in Tokyo to commemorate the publication of this book. Around 30 products from the 70s to today will be placed on display. Historic products such as the original WALKMANR, which gave birth to today's "listen on the go" lifestyle,” and the Profeel, which created a new concept in TVs, are nostalgic, yet fresh even today. PlayStation® and other more recent products will also be put on display, giving insights into the evolution and maturation of designs. We look forward to your visit.

【Overview of Book】
“Sony Design: MAKING MODERN”

Published by Rizzoli International Publications (U.S.)
Edited by Ian Luna
Essay written by Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum (U.K.)
Binding by Chip Kidd
Publish release at the end of April 2015

・Time and Date: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 29 (public holiday) to Sunday, June 14
・Venue: Communication Zone Opus, Sony Building 8F, Ginza, Tokyo

Website for more details. (Japanese Only)
http://www.sonybuilding.jp/eventspace/opus/SonyDesign/

Sony Design: MAKING MODERN


11:00~19:00


 Monday, December 1st, 2014 to Monday (public holiday), January 12th, 2015

47th Ai no Izumi
A Sony Group Charity Program
Support education for refugee children!
supporters, Toro and MOMO, will support the fund raising!

UnderUnder the joint sponsorship of Sony Group’s 20 companies and two foundations, we are implementing the 47th Ai no Izumi, a charity fund-raising event.
Sony Group characters, Toro from the Doko Demo Issyo game series
(*2) and MOMO from PostPet
(*3) have been recruited as official supporters in this Ai no Izumi event.

The donations received at Japan Association for UNHCR will go to support education projects that UNHCR is currently implementing for refugee children. Starting with school supplies, books, desks and chairs, this support will also go to upgrading and maintaining classrooms and making it possible for the refugee children to attend school. During Ai no Izumi, Toro and MOMO Imouto (PostPet Nama MOMO Family), among others, will hold charity events. Anyone visiting Ginza is welcome to take part in these Ai no Izumi charity fund-raising events.

<How to donate>
・Cash (Sony Building 1F Entrance 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)
・Edy e-money(Sony Building 1F Entrance)
・Status of Ai no Izumi on Sony Building Official Facebook 1 Share = donate 10yen
https://www.facebook.com/sonybuilding (Japanese Only)

<How donations are used>
The donations received at Japan Association for UNHCR will go to support education projects that UNHCR is currently implementing for refugee children. Starting with school supplies, books, desks and chairs, this support will also go to upgrading and maintaining classrooms and making it possible for the refugee children to attend school. http://www.japanforunhcr.org/en.html

Guided by "For the Next Generation" CSR philosophy, Sony supports science education for children and undertakes community engagement around the world in pursuit of solutions to global issues including realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Among a variety of actions that UNHCR leads and co-ordinates to protect refugees, Sony aims to contribute to the educational support for the next generation in particular. http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/csr/

【Japan Association for UNHCR】
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems in about 125 countries. It has won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1954 and 1981. http://www.japanforunhcr.org/en.html

Website for more details. (Japanese Only)
http://www.sonybuilding.jp/csr/ainoizumi14/

47th Sony Aquarium Experience Sony’s movie of the Churaumi Colorful Wonderland filmed in 4K with high-resolution audio.



 Friday, November 7 – Thursday, December 25 , 2014 11:00~19:00

Sound Planetarium 2014
Experience a Trip to the Mysterious Moon through High-Resolution Music.

“Sound Planetarium 2014,” based on the theme, “A Trip to the Moon,” will be held in Communication Zone OPUS on the 8th floor of the Sony Building in, Ginza, Tokyo, from Friday, November 7 to Thursday, December 25, 2014.

● “Sound Planetarium” is an event based on the new concept of experiencing the true expansiveness of music through Sony’s high-end audio equipment, by allowing people to enjoy high-resolution music in combination with the projected images of a star-filled sky.

● MEGASTAR-II, developed by planetarium creator, Takayuki Ohira, is an opt-mechanical planetarium projector that is capable of projecting 10 million stars, which would normally not be visible to the naked eye. This is the planetarium that will be used at the event to recreate the sky filled with countless glittering stars.

● Japanese singer, Fumiya Fujii, will be the navigator to guide you through space where the mysterious Moon and star-filled sky await.

● A total of six tunes, proudly presented by Sony Music, will be played during the sound planetarium event, including the music of popular Japanese artists and Michael Jackson’s latest hit, “Love Never Felt So Good.”

● Each screening will include three pieces of music played to match the storyline, with uplifting music at the beginning as you set out on a journey to the Moon, the closest celestial body to the Earth, music to listen to as you gaze upon the Earth from the Moon, and climactic (orchestral) music as you return to the Earth overflowing with scintillating music.

It will be a planetarium show that is a cut above the rest, allowing you to enjoy awesome, powerful High-Resolution Audio (*1). If you are ever in Tokyo to do some sightseeing, we invite you to come and enjoy yourself at the Sony Building.

(*1) High-Resolution Audio is a recording that is in PCM or DSD format with data generally surpassing (higher sampling frequency or number of bits) that of CDs (44.1 kHz / 16 bit) and DAT (48 kHz / 16 bit).

Outline of the Sound Planetarium 2014
Dates: Friday, November 7 to Thursday, December 25
Venue: Communication Zone OPUS on the 8th floor of the Sony Building in, Ginza, Tokyo
Time: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. * Free admission / Free entry and exit
Click on the link for more details: http://www.sonybuilding.jp/e/event/201412/

47th Sony Aquarium Experience Sony’s movie of the Churaumi Colorful Wonderland filmed in 4K with high-resolution audio.


11:00~19:00


 Friday, July 25 – Sunday, August 31 , 2014 11:00~19:00

47th Sony Aquarium
Experience Sony’s movie of the Churaumi Colorful Wonderland filmed in 4K with high-resolution audio.

Experience overwhelming beauty! See the nature of the Kerama Islands right before your eyes through Sony’s technology!
Delivering the underwater life of Churaumi to Ginza!

The 47th Sony Aquarium opens from Friday, July 25 to Sunday, August 31.
Based on the theme of Okinawa and the Kerama Islands, the underwater life found around beautiful coral reefs will be recreated through an aquarium and movies.
A stamp rally will also be held every day to allow visitors to enter a draw for original goods from the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

A huge 14-ton aquarium has been set up in Sony Building’s outdoor event space, Sony Square, allowing visitors to enjoy the sight of live fish swimming, based on the theme of the Kerama Islands surrounded by beautiful, expansive coral reefs.

In the 8th floor Communication Zone Opus, movies of the scenery around the Kerama Islands and life in the ocean including humpback whales filmed in 4K (*1) will be shown on a large screen measuring 8 m in width and 2.7 m in height, with high-resolution audio (*2), offering an immersive experience that will make visitors feel as if they were really there.

“Explore Churaumi Wonderland!” has been set up in the Sony Showroom to inspire children’ summer holiday research projects. It will allow children to enjoy learning about the wonders of life on an uninhabited island full of nature, using Sony’s products.

Enjoy the charms of the Kerama Islands at the Sony Building in Ginza, recreated through Sony’s technology.

*1: Images with over four times the detail of Full HD (high definition), which has 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (around 2,070,000 pixels).

*2: DSD High-resolution audio offers quality generally surpassing (either in the sampling frequency or the number of bits) that of CDs (16 bit/44.1 kHz) and DAT (16 bit/48 kHz), and refers to audio in PCM or DSD format.

Outline of the 47th Sony Aquarium
Duration: Friday, July 25 ~ Sunday, August 31 * Free admission
Time: 11:00 A.M. ~ 7:00 P.M.
* The large outdoor aquarium is open to visitors until 11:00 P.M.
Venue: Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo
Event page: http://www.sonybuilding.jp/event/aqua2014/ (Japanese Only)

47th Sony Aquarium Experience Sony’s movie of the Churaumi Colorful Wonderland filmed in 4K with high-resolution audio.


11:00~19:00


 Wednesday, May 14th – Sunday, Jun 1st , 2014

MICHAEL JACKSON NEW ALBUM
SPECIAL EXHIBITION TO COMMEMORATE THE RELEASE OF “XSCAPE”
“Feel” the world of Michael Jackson through 4K and high-resolution audio.

An event to commemorate the release of Michael Jackson’s new album in three-and-a-half years, “XSCAPE” on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 will be held at Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo, from Wednesday, May 14 to Sunday, June 1.

8F OPUS
A documentary of the making of the new album, “XSCAPE,” will be shown in 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) with high-resolution audio on a large 200-inch screen. Please also enjoy the classics, “Thriller” and “BAD,” along with two new songs from the album “XSCAPE,” in high-resolution audio.
* Excludes period from Wed., May 22 to Sun., May 25
Time: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

4F Sony Showroom
Visitors will be able to enjoy all the songs on the albums, “Thriller” and “Bad” in high-resolution audio on the latest WALKMAN (R) and high-resolution equipment, in the High-Resolution Corner.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy listening to all songs on the new album, “XSCAPE,” in high-resolution audio preceding its release. Furthermore, they will be able to enjoy the full lineup of songs released by Michael in the past in the corner for Music Unlimited, Sony’s fixed-fee music streaming service.
Time: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

1F Entrance Hall
Exhibition of photos centered on songs being promoted through high-resolution audio, including those from the new album.A corner where visitors can take commemorative snapshots with a life-sized Michael.
A figure of Michael Jackson from Madame Tussauds Tokyo will also be displayed on Sat., May 24, Sun., May 25, Sat., May 31 and Sun., June 1.
Time: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

1F Pub Cardinal
Enjoy the special menu and cocktails made in the image of Michael Jackson’s songs while surrounded by photos of his singles jackets, and his songs.
Time: 2:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

6F MoMA DESIGN STORE, GINZA
Banality Teacups and Saucers (set of 6 including Michael Jackson motif) designed by the American artist, Jeff Koons, will go on sale.
Scheduled to be available until Sat., May 31
Time: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

MICHAEL JACKSON NEW ALBUM SPECIAL EXHIBITION TO COMMEMORATE THE RELEASE OF “XSCAPE”


11:00~19:00


 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/ainoizumi1312/

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



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