Lighting Designer - Principal of Motoko Ishii Lighting Design
Honorary Director, Japan International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD Japan)
Honorary Chairperson, Asian Lighting Designers’ Association (ALDA)
Advisor to the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Fellow, International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
Member, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
Member, Japan National Committee of CIE
Honorary Member, Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan
Representative, Inter Light Forum
Motoko Ishii, a leading Japanese lighting designer, works with a wide range of light, from urban illumination to architectural lighting. Her activities include projects not only in Japan, but also in countries all over the world.
She graduated from Tokyo University of Fine Arts. After studying in Finland and Germany, she established Motoko Ishii Lighting Design Inc., Tokyo in 1968.
Main works: Lighting design for Tokyo Tower; Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo; Yokohama Bay Bridge; Akashi Kaikyo Bridge; Tokyo Gate Bridge; Himeji Castle; Shirakawa Village, Gifu; Sensoji Temple; Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan; Hokkaido Toyako Summit; Heijo-kyo Daigoku Palace; Kabukiza Theatre; Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai
She received the Shiju-hosho (Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon) from the National Government in 2000 and the Tokyo Metropolitan Prize of Culture from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 1992.
Motoko Ishii has received many international awards from authoritative organizations including over 40 awards from IESNA & IALD.
Books: MOTOKO LIGHT+SPACE+TIME; Lighting Horizons; Creation of Lightscape