Sixty projectors cast variety of digital designs created by Akira Hasegawaon on Tokyo City Hall

akira.jpgTokyo City Hall’s main building is being illuminated with dazzling colors through Tuesday to coincide with a conference of representatives from 11 major cities in Asia, including Tokyo, Seoul and Bangkok. About 60 projectors cast an auroralike variety of digital designs created by artist Akira Hasegawa of Ishikawa Prefecture on the towering wall of the 243-meter-tall building. Digital Kakejiku was invented by Akira Hasegawa about 12 years ago. Using knowledge gained through years of working in film, video, television and cyber graphics he invented a sensitizing machine that projects computer generated abstract images of such brilliance and vibrancy onto architecture and natural surroundings, that it has been recognized as a new art category by the Japanese government. The two-day Asian Network of Major Cities 21 conference aims to promote Asia.