In response to the global climate crisis, Odawara Art Foundation has joined 27 other arts organizations around the world to form the World Weather Network, a ground-breaking constellation of ‘weather stations’ located across the world. Odawara Art Foundation will participate in a year-long project using Enoura Observatory as a base. Enoura Observatory was conceived and designed by contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto with the idea that by returning to ancient humans’ habit of observing the heavens, we will find inklings that point the way to our future.
Usually, people have gathered at Enoura Observatory four times a year to observe the sunrise on the solstices and equinoxes. However, this year, these special times of the Earth’s calendar will be shared online so that the sunrise from Enoura Observatory can be viewed by anyone living anywhere in the world. On the winter solstice as the sun rises from Sagami Bay, its rays run through the Winter Solstice Light-Worship Tunnel.
Dates and times of live streaming:
December 22, 2022 (Thu) 6:00~7:00am (Japan Standard Time)
December 21, 2022 (Wed) 10:00~11:00pm (British Standard Time)
December 21, 2022 (Wed) 4:00~5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)
December 21, 2022 (Wed) 1:00~2:00pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Sunrise: 6:48am (Japan Standard Time)
Sunrise can be viewed online for free.
Please note that the visibility of the sun depends on the weather on that day.