Global Home Business > containsLife Solutions > containslighting > containsSolutions > containsByodoin Museum Hoshokan (japan)

Public Spaces

For more comfortable gameplay and unforgettable momentsByodoin Museum Hoshokan (japan)Byodoin Museum Hoshokan | Solutions | lighting | Life Solutions | Business | Panasonic Global

Panasonic LEDWorld-class lighting solutions for you

2016 IES Illumination "Award of Merit"

Bringing thousand years of history back to lifeByodoin Museum Hoshokan | Solutions | lighting | Life Solutions | Business | Panasonic Global

Client: Byodoin Museum Hoshokan Electrical Construction: KOUSEI-Engineering Co., Ltd. Dimmer Construction: Panasonic Life Solutions Engineering Co., Ltd.

Byodoin Museum HoshokanByodoin Museum Hoshokan | Solutions | lighting | Life Solutions | Business | Panasonic Global

Byodoin is a temple built in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture in the 11th century, and is registered as a World Heritage Site. The Byodoin Museum Hoshokan is a museum located within the temple grounds. This museum has preserved and exhibited priceless treasures, but was deteriorating, so a cutting-edge facility was installed in 2001, and it reopened as the Hoshokan, with an improved storage environment. It contains National Treasures such as the Door Paintings, Temple Bell, and Unchu Kuyo Bosatsu Statues.

Kyoto

The Temple Bell of Byodoin is a National Treasure and is known as one of the three great bells of Japan.
The chief priest had wished for many years to bring out its essence of beauty and worship.
To realize his dream, Panasonic made full use of our cutting-edge lighting technology to
reveal the bell’s true face, which had not been illuminated in a thousand years.

POINT-1Byodoin Museum Hoshokan | Solutions | lighting | Life Solutions | Business | Panasonic Global

Seeking a light to draw out the bronze coloring

National Treasure: Temple Bell

The Byodoin Temple Bell, a National Treasure believed to have been produced in the 12th century, revealed its bronze tones with cutting-edge LED lighting – a difficult task with conventional halogen lamps. The LEDs used for this project were custom-developed by adding High CRI functionality to glare-reducing dimmable universal down lights (UDL). High CRI LEDs control wavelengths to reduce yellow hues compared to conventional LEDs, reducing dullness and bringing out green and blue coloration. Repeated tests with multiple color temperatures allowed us to express color tones in the Temple Bell that could not be revealed with regular LEDs. Warm white light with a color temperature of 3500K produces the bronze coloration.

point1 Seeking a light to draw out the bronze coloringLimiting wavelengths that cause dull appearance

National Treasure: Temple BellDrawing out bronze coloration that could not be revealed by conventional.

What is ''High CRI LED'' ?

POINT-2Byodoin Museum Hoshokan | Solutions | lighting | Life Solutions | Business | Panasonic Global

To enhance both the details and the Temple Bell overall

National Treasure: Temple Bell

The goal of this lighting project was to balance the expression of the individual details and the performance within the whole space. To express the individual details, lighting that sharpened the shadows brought the dimensionality of the patterns into relief. Meanwhile, the brightness of the Temple Bell’s background was reduced to portray the Temple Bell standing out within the architectural space. The design used exclusive 3-D simulation software to achieve this. Going even further, we arrived at the optimal lighting by focusing on final adjustments at the actual site and visually confirming various patterns in the placement of installed devices, illumination angles, and more.

  • 3-D lighting simulation software

    Testing the light distribution balance of the Temple Bell and the background using 3-D lighting simulation software.

  • pursue the optimal lighting

    Testing various patterns at the actual site to pursue the optimal lighting.

  • 3-D lighting simulation software

    Testing the light distribution balance of the Temple Bell and the background using 3-D lighting simulation software.

  • pursue the optimal lighting

    Testing various patterns at the actual site to pursue the optimal lighting.

Balancing the expression of the pattern's details and the performance with floating touch.Balancing the expression of the pattern's details and the performance with floating touch.

  • 3-D lighting simulation software

    Testing the light distribution balance of the Temple Bell and the background using 3-D lighting simulation software.

  • pursue the optimal lighting

    Testing various patterns at the actual site to pursue the optimal lighting.

National Treasure: Ho’o Phoenixes

This pair of Phoenixes was created in the 11th century of bronze casting and forged plating, and exquisite designs are found all over their bodies, including the coxcomb and wattle on the heads and the scale patterns on the torsos. This lighting renovation used spotlights on each of them, seeking out device locations and illumination angles to vividly portray these details. The light temperature of the LEDs is 3500K, the same as the bronze Temple Bell.

National Treasure: Ho’o PhoenixesPanasonic achieved lighting to bring the intricate designs all over the body into vivid relief.

National Treasure: Unchu Kuyo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) Statues

These 26 wooden Bosatsu statues, each looking in a different direction, with their own distinctive facial expressions and gestures, are illuminated with spotlights installed in the ceiling. 2 to 3 lights were used for each statue, and a process of on-site adjustments of device placement and illumination angles helped portray the shadows of the statues floating in the clouds, as well as each individual’s rich and complex expression and dynamism, while at the same time unifying them all into one “picture”. The color temperature was set at 3000K to give the wooden objects a sense of warmth.

National Treasure: Unchu Kuyo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) StatuesThe glass display showcasing 14 amazing statues and other statues are highlighted with Panasonic's lighting.

Products usedByodoin Museum Hoshokan | Solutions | lighting | Life Solutions | Business | Panasonic Global

Click Here to Download the FlyerClick Here to Download the Flyer

Case Public SpacesByodoin Museum Hoshokan | Solutions | lighting | Life Solutions | Business | Panasonic Global

PageTop