Let Every Life Shine 

Re-experience birth with this planetarium program

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This program fully utilises the benefits of the planetarium dome to not only see but to experience the miracle of the universe and our lives. 

 

Take an emotional journey to follow the birth of the universe, the stars and our lives. 

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Re-experience birth. 

Why? What does it mean to

“re-experience birth” at planetarium?

The space of the planetarium

theatre gives sense of comfort. 

That is because we all have felt it before

and is engraved deeply in our memories.  

The warmth and sense of security 

That takes us back to

when we were in our mother’s womb. 

The theatre’s 360 degrees screen completely envelopes you in the film creating the perfect space to recreate the warmth

and sense of security we felt in our mother’s womb.

In this program,

we travel from the birth of the universe,

to the birth of our lives to acknowledge we are all part of the same universe

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First in the world! 

The world renowned science photographer, Lennart Nilsson’s images of an embryo in uterus screened at planetarium theatre for the first time

in the world!

 His images have a remarkable resemblance to the universe and capture a sense of cosmology

in human life.

The world’s first planetarium program

showing his incredible work.

You may think its computer graphic,

but he captured the breathtaking

beauty of human life. 

Lennart Nilsson

Lennart Nilsson was a renowned Swedish photographer, scientist and amongst the first modern photojournalists. He was in a unique position as an educator with a camera. He has been compared to the universal genius Leonardo da Vinci.

He achieved international fame in 1965, when his photographs of the embryo appeared on the cover of Life magazine. His book A Child is Born was published in the same year

and translated into 20 different languages. 

Lennart Nilsson received an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine, and Philosophy He won the Swedish Academy Nordic Authors’ Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ Big Gold Medal in 1989, and in 2002 received the 12th presentation of the Swedish government’s Illis Quorum.

He won the Swedish Academy Nordic Authors’ Prize,

the first Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography (in 1980),

and received “Master of Phtography”. 

His documentaries won Emmy awards three times,

and other awards from World Press Photo. 

Since 1997, the Lennart Nilsson Award has been presented in recognition of extraordinary photography of science and is sponsored by the Lennart Nilsson Foundation.

He passed away on 28th January, 2017. 

©Lennart Nilsson

​1960年代に撮影された胎児の実写

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We are made of starstuff. 

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars.

We are made of starstuff.”

 

An American astronomer Carl Sagan left this famous quote.  

 

 Have you ever thought that you are made of starstuff?

If we are the stars, the universe is our mother.

This planetarium program showcases the connections between the universe and ourselves focusing on both macro and micro. 

For children and their parents to learn about the miracle of being born into and as a part of the universe and how precious and

amazing our own lives are.

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THE

MISSION

Even when you face toughest challenges,

remember you are born

with your own will and strength.

Remember,

the miracle of how you came to this world.

It is a problem the society is facing there are children

without dreams

Children have low self-esteem is on increase.

The purpose of this program is to really believe in themselves, acknowledge that we are all born to be loved and our whole existence begins with complete acceptance. 

We are determined to deliver this program to all who need this important message. 

 

Director, Music,

Producer and Planning

Masahiko Hashimoto and Sayaka Hashimoto 

It was the first time in ages to visit a planetarium theatre with my then 6 years old son, 1 year old daughter and my wife.  I had our daughter on my lap, looking at the stars on the screen in the darkness. It was so dark that I could not see her, but the warmth was certainly there. My eyes were filled with tears when I realized this incredible serendipity to have each other at this exact moment on the earth,as a part of universe. 

From that experience, the idea of making a program to “feel” the miracle and importance of our lives in this environment was born and grew into the form of “Re-experience birth”

 

From planning, producing, music…we did every steps by ourselves. We negotiated  with photographers and video production companies overseas. We feel incredibly fortunate to have met people who we respect through this program.  

We have become parents 8 years ago. We have been continuing the activities to heal the difficulties mothers and many people are facing. Everything we’ve felt and worked on over the years, is put together in this program.  

It is easy to get knowledge and facts from internet and YouTube these days, but we believe it is important to feel with your heart. 

We would like to deliver the experience to “feel” in planetarium space to as many people as possible. 

Celebrate the one and only you, a tiny drop in the infinite universe. 

I sincerely hope this program “LIFE” will help and encourage many people to shine beautifully.  

​Masahiko Hashimoto

Production members

 
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