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London-Kyoto FAPDA Award 2019 

Tsukasa Kishimoto (VJ and award winning video artist)

Tsukasa Kishimoto started his music career at the age of 16. He was a singer in a rock band while at university in Ehime, Japan, as well as organising various events. He worked on all the aspects of the projects including directing, set decoration, lighting, flyer designing, VJing and making their own music videos. 

After that, he has been involved in a wide range of music and visual projects as an audio visual engineer, such as getting production credit on major label albums and supplying sound effects for computer music composing software 'DTM' (Desktop Music). At ‘DESIGN FESTA NO.17’, international art event held at Tokyo Big Sight, his work was chosen as the top picture of the event recording video and he provided his film and music.

In recent years he has moved his base to Tokyo focusing on more VJ events. While playing as a VJ for parties at many clubs, he creates various kinds of video ads and animation videos with his speciality in VJ techniques. In 2012 he won the Best Category Prize of the Video/Animation Category at EWAA 2012 which was held in London, UK.

Also in 2012 he joined the Projection Mapping project on 'Shaka-do', wooden temple built in Muromachi-era, which is designated as a National Treasure.
In 2017 he participated in the world's top three festival EDC Japan as DJ DAIKI's VJ. He also produce festival events at Kibitsu Hikobun Shrine.
On the other hand, he gives help and advice to young talents in Japan for video and animation creation. 
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