Japan shows light festival for first time in volcanic site of Kumamoto

Published on : Tuesday, January 2, 2018

 KumamotoKumamoto, one of the Japan’s earthquake-shaken prefectures is decorated with illuminative lights, marking the country’s greatest illuminative festival by using millions of LED light bulbs to depict the beautiful scene of nature from Japan and around the world.



Nabana No Sato, located in the garden of Nagashima Resort in Japan’s Kuwana City, has special plans for 2018. It is highlighting Kumamoto, one of Japan’s earthquake-shaken prefectures. This is the first time it’s done so in order to promote the travel and tourism industry, as for the earthquake, the city has deeply affected by the earthquakes.



They have introduced Mount Fuji, the Swiss Alps, Northern Europe’s Aurora shows — just to name a few. Their main theme of this year is ‘Kumamon’s hometown dream in Kumamoto. Kumamon, a black bear, is Kumamoto Prefecture’s superstar mascot.



The strong tourism initiative is aimed to promote Kumamoto as a tourist destination. The prefecture’s tourism industry suffered after a powerful earthquake shook the prefecture in April 2016.



Kumamoto is in southern Japan on the island of Kyushu, about 800 kilometers (about 500 miles) away from Nagashima Resort.




The earthquake had destroyed most of the significant sightseeing areas. So that, they use LED lights festival to look good and promote the place.



This year’s illumination theme was decided with a strong desire to cooperate with Kumamoto’s reconstruction through promoting Kumamoto by illumination. The resort has also placed donation boxes around the site. In addition to the main Kumamoto-themed light show, Nabana No Sato’s popular light tunnel is back. The 100-meter illuminated tunnel features thousands of sakura-shaped bulbs depicting different stages of cherry blossom growth.




This festival will take place until May 6; 2018.The new displays will be added for the New Year and during spring when the garden will be filled with flowers.



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