Nihonbashi Illumination 2020–2021

2020–2021 Tokyo Winter Illumination: Nihonbashi Illumination KIBO no Hikari Machi

A winter illumination event “KIBO no Hikari Machi” will be held in Nihonbashi area, Tokyo in 2020–2021 winter. The event features gorgeous streetlights and illumination art using the latest lighting technology.

The event is held from 6 November 2020 to 14 February 2021 under the theme of “Kibo” which means “hope” in Japanese. The white-blue light will be displayed to pay tribute medical workers as well as showing support for those who face the pandemic and strive in new life amid the spread of COVID-19 infection. The event aims to deliver hope from Nihonbashi to all over Japan .

The main content of the event is “Meteor Cupola”, the meteor-linked illumination art. It uses the technology to detect and visualize meteors which appeared over Japan once in every 15 mins but not visible to naked eyes.

Visitors can use their phones, read the QR code at the venue and post a wish on a special site. When the system detects a meteor, the wish will be sent to the sky along with a special illumination. After participating the content, special coupon will be sent to the phone, which can be used at several spots within Nihonbashi area. The cupola will be set at the square of COREDO Muromachi Terrace from 25 November 2020 to 17 January 2021 (17:00~21:30).

Beside, the trees on historic streets of Nihonbashi area such as Edozakura Street and Honmachi Street will also display gorgeous illumination with approx 200,000 champagne gold and blue LED lights.

-Nihonbashi Illumination “KIBO no Hikari Machi”


Access: Nihonbashi Station

Date: 6 November 2020 to 14 February 2021

Hours: 17:00~24:00

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