Pixelized Adventure in Japan

Joo Jaebum
11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. / Wed., Jan 11 — Tue., Jan 24, 2023
*This program has ended.
Born and raised in Korea, I was inspired by the Japanese culture of games, animations and comic books from the 1990s until the start of the 2000s.

I have created real and digital pixel art based on the imagination that sprouted from this.

This time, I will expand on this framework in an attempt to pixelize Sony Park Mini by connecting Korea with Japan, and the virtual and real worlds through a “pixel game.”

Come and experience the limitless possibilities of this Pixel World through the world and adventure found within this game, combined with the real space consisting of squares.

Joo Jaebum
From the outside
Experience a game originally created for this program
A game in which you travel from Korea and have adventures in various places in Tokyo
Real pixel space linked with the game
PixelArt 1
PixelArt 2
PixelArt 3
PixelArt 4
PixelArt 5
Pixelated logo for Nishi-Ginza Parking Coffee as well
Visitors at Sony Park Mini
Experience the game on your smartphone as well
Set of 2 stickers for completing the game
Pixel artist Joo Jaebum
The Ginza underground concourse
[Pixelized Adventure in Japan] Key Visual
Joo Jaebum
Born in 1983. During his college years, he was in charge of video and graphics at a company he founded within an animation circle. Around the same time, he started working with pixels. His activities as a pixel artist include "PICK x CELL Solo Exhibition at Lotte Gallery (Seoul)" and "Pixel x Pixel Group Exhibition (Tokyo)" in 2019, "Conservator C's Day Group Exhibition at MMCA (Seoul)" in 2020, and 2021 "Finding my lost ** Solo Exhibition at MMCA (Seoul)", 2022 "Shibuya Pixel Art Contest 2022 Jury (Tokyo)", "Korean Culture Day Exhibition (Sao Paulo, Brazil)", "SCREENS Solo NFT Show (L.A., USA)", etc. and others. In addition, he has worked on pixel graphic advertisements for various domestic and international companies such as Google, NIKE, and Starbucks.

Artist official site
Sony Park Mini
B1 Nishi-Ginza Parking, 5-3-1 Chisaki, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 (Google Maps / Video access guide)

[Opening Hours / Duration]
11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. / Wed., Jan 11 — Tue., Jan 24, 2023
*This program has ended.

[Admission Fee]

  • This program is the first solo exhibition in Japan for pixel artist Joo.
  • At the venue, Joo will exhibit his pixel game "Pixelized Adventure in Japan" as a hands-on exhibit.
  • Various items from the game will be displayed as realistic three-dimensional pixel art in the space of Sony Park Mini.
  • In addition, the logo stickers on the Nishi-Ginza parking coffee cups will also be pixelated during the event period, creating a connection between "The virtual world of the game" and "The pixelated real space".
  • Those who complete the game will receive an original "Pixelized Adventure in Japan" sticker set in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Sony Park Mini is a tiny space of around 30m². You are asked to note that a limit will be placed on the number of people allowed to enter the space at any one time.
  • Any changes to the program will be announced on Sony Park’s official social media account.

[Measures to prevent infection and requests for visitors]
Measures will be implemented to prevent the spread of infections at Sony Park Mini, to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in having their temperatures checked when entering the facility. People with temperatures over 37.5 ℃ may not be allowed to enter.
  • Visitors are asked to wear masks inside the facility.
  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in disinfecting their hands when entering the facility.
  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in maintaining social distancing.
  • Alcohol disinfectant will be available.
  • Places inside the facility touched or used by many people will be disinfected or ventilated regularly.
  • Staff will wear masks, check their temperatures before coming to work, and regularly gargle their mouths, as well as wash and disinfect their hands.