A Spectacle of Air and Water  Under the Midnight Rainbow

A Spectacle of Air and Water

A Spectacle of Air and Water  Under the Midnight Rainbow

The Water Plaza area in EXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI venue

April 13th, 2025 to October 13th, 2025

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Presented by
  • SUNTORY
  • DAIKIN

Story

It is said that there is an island on which all living creatures hold special festival to celebrate a rainbow that occurs in the middle of the night.

It isn’t just celebrated by animals. The insects, plants, and even creatures long extinct are said to appear as part of the festivities.

A child named Ao stumbles upon one of these rare rainbows.

Before Ao’s eyes, something strange begins to happen…

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A Spectacle
of Air
and Water

Introducing the Moonbow Festival, a spectacular immersive show based around the themes of air and water, scheduled to be held at Expo 2025 at the Water Plaza, a symbolic area of the World Expo.

The show will feature roughly 300 fountains and water screen projection in combination with music, lasers, fire and other dazzling elements, all coming together to form an innovative and multimedia entertainment experience on a grand scale.

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背景

Message

From Suntory and Daikin.

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背景

Air and water.

They have been on this planet for billions of years,
and to this day they continue to change form
while flowing through the sky, the ocean, the land,
and all the living things that have roamed the earth.

It is from them that every living thing on the planet is born, grows strong, and flourishes.

This made us think.

“Air and water contain wisdom.”

There must be something that these elements, which have seen everything that has come to pass on earth, can teach us about the future.

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We created a show based on this concept.

Expo Osaka 2025 will be an event where people from all over the world can share their ideas about creating a society where life flourishes.

Our production will be another participant to this incredible event.
We hope that together we can enjoy new experiences and encounter new emotions that help lead us to a better tomorrow.

SUNTORY|DAIKIN

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Staff

  • Concept & Direction
    Naoki Tanaka

    Creative Director
    Working actively both domestically and internationally, he continues to deliver powerful borderless expressions and messages through his projects by combining copywriting, videos, design, and technology. Main works include the TOKYO 2020 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony “PARAde of Athletes”, and “All Players Welcome”, in which he developed new communication tools with creators with ALS. He has received many national and international awards.

  • Music
    Yoko Kanno

    Composer/ Arranger/ Music Producer
    <Notable Work>
    Composition and Arrangement of NHK’s song Flowers Will Bloom "Hana wa saku" to support the reconstruction efforts for the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
    Composition and Arrangement for "Cowboy Bebop”(TV Anime Series 1998 / Live-Action Series 2021 by Netflix), "Macross Frontier” and "Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex-"
    Composition, Arrangement and Conducting of "Ray of Water", the celebration song for the National Festival of the 20th Anniversary of His Majesty The Emperor’s Ascension to the Throne
    Composition and Arrangement for the Netflix series "The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House", directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Featured in the 2023 edition of Newsweek's "100 Japanese People the World Respects"

  • Design / Production
    ECA2 think spectacular

    ECA2 creates unforgettable memories through multi-sensorial experiences, crafted from art and technology pushed beyond every limit.For almost 35 years, ECA2 has been the guarantee of outstanding quality for shows worldwide, devising unique creations for special events such as World Expos, Olympic Ceremonies and permanent shows for theme parks and tourism Destinations.Thanks to a recognized flexibility and bold vision, ECA2 has succeeded in producing more than sixty emblematic shows in seventeen countries.From resident shows and one-night sensations that spotlight a destination, city or country, we put local uniqueness on show for all the world to experience.

Air and water.

They have been on this planet for billions of years,
Flowing through the sky, the ocean, the land, and all the living things that have roamed the earth.

That glass of water you drank today might have quenched the thirst of a triceratops.

The air you breathe today could be the air in the sky of the distant future.

Air and water have wisdom.
The wisdom to guide us to a better to tomorrow.
The wisdom to show us what we should do today.