Hika Rakuyo – Lights Vivid Sydney 2024

Location: Cockle Bay
Address: Darling Harbour
Dates: 24 May – 15 June, 2024 6PM – 11PM


Shuichiro Iwanami / Tomoyuki Soramoto / Saeko Ehara / Shuta Yasukochi / Jordan Assaf / Martin Gabco / Matus Lalik / Drohi Parsa / Mojmir Dorniak / Martin Havra / Peter Prokopcak

Reflective black water, vivid lasers and projections, and Japanese philosophy all contribute to a unique perspective on Cockle Bay.

Events Details

This stunning piece of art celebrates Hika Rakuyo, a Japanese concept that employs flowers and falling leaves to represent the fleeting beauty of life. Admire the story of native Australian flowers blooming across the bay’s dark water, told by an eight-minute holographic light and laser show.

Hika Rakuyo serves as a reminder of the fragility and beauty of flowers, as well as their importance to our ecology. An awe-inspiring reminder of our own mortality and connection to the natural world.

Hika Rakuyo is an eight-minute extravaganza that starts at 6 p.m. and ends about 10.45 p.m.

Country represented by the installation: Japan.