Projection Mapping on the Dōgo Onsen Honkan
Dōgo Onsen + NAKED:
MESSAGE - The Arrival of the Phoenix
6:30 to 9:30 pm, every day
Taking place on the north side of Honkan (No admission charge)
Created and directed by NAKED Inc.
2On April 27th, 2019, projection mapping on the Dōgo Onsen Honkan "Dōgo Onsen + NAKED: MESSAGE - The Arrival of the Phoenix" began. Directly on the Dōgo Onsen Honkan building, which just this year greeted the new Reiwa era, the fantastical art of sound and light that collaborates with the original animation "Hi no Tori, the Phoenix: Dōgo Onsen Chapter" appears. With the statue of the Phoenix at its center, a scroll painting about Dōgo Onsen's history will be projected over the north side of Honkan. In tribute to the legend of the Tamanoishi which remains around Dōgo Onsen, it goes from the mythical age when Dōgo Onsen's protective deities - Ōkuninushi and Sukunahikona - flourished, to the Asuka era when the legend of Prince Shōtoku's visit takes place. The Phoenix, a symbol of eternal life, comes down and gives energy to the people who take great care of the place so it can be handed down to following generations. NAKED's new projection mapping which features onomatopoeia, a rhetorical technique in manga, is a must-see!
The Dōgo Onsen Honkan is currently under repairs to preserve the building. While repairs are being done, it's still open and you can enjoy 100 % natural hot water of Dōgo Onsen
Dōgo Onsen, the famous hot spring with 3,000 years of history
The stone bathing rooms adorned with Tobe porcelain panel paintings and the baths with their large column-shaped water spouts called yugama are representative of the Dōgo Onsen Honkan's unique appeal.