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【Illuminations of Japan】Festival of the lights in OSAKA 2017

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The Osakan style of light will truly unfold during the “Festival of the Lights in Osaka”.
This event will not only bring excitement and lively talks, but it will also continue to attract visitors year after year thanks to the kind Osakan hospitality.
We want you to spend a treasurable time with your loved ones.
With this heartfelt intention, the Festival of the Lights in Osaka will greet you with the outstanding collaboration of the light, the city and the people.

 

 

Midosuji Illumination 2017


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Since 2015, Midosuji Illumination has expanded to cover an area from Umeda to Namba.
With its overwhelming scale recognized by the Guinness World Records and impressive arrangements, Midosuji Illumination welcomes visitors from around the country and all over the world to enjoy the symbolic street decorated with lights.

Sunday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
Around 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Midosuji Boulevard (Hanshin-Mae Intersection to Namba-Nishiguchi Intersection)

 

Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2017 -15th Anniversary


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In honor of the 15th anniversary of OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance and the 5th anniversary of the “Festival of the lights in Osaka,” OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance this year features special programs for the 15th anniversary under the theme of “five thanks.”

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm *For some displays, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Vicinity of Osaka City Hall to Nakanoshima Park
*Preview Illumination: Sunday, Nov. 12 – Wednesday, Dec. 13
*5:00 pm to 11:00 pm *Partial Illumination

 

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Nakanoshima Illumination Street Special Preview


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The special light performance synchronized to music will take place also during the preview period this year.

Date & Time: Friday, Dec. 1 – Wednesday, Dec.13 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
*Performance: Until 9:00 p.m.
* 4 times/hour; approx. 5 minutes each

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec. 14 – Monday, Dec.25 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
*Performance: Until 9:30 p.m.
* 4 times/hour; approx. 10 minutes each

 

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The Wall Tapestry Lighting Show Special Show at Osaka City Central Public Hall


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The popular light art show will take place at the Osaka City Central Public Hall! As part of the 15th anniversary programs, the show presents all visitors with “heart-touching lights.”

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec. 14 – Monday, Dec.25 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
* 4 times/hour; approx. 10 minutes each

 

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Interactive Program of the Light (tentative title)


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Experience light arts from around the world at Nakanoshima under the theme of “cultural interaction of lights”!

 

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OSAKA Marche of Light


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Enjoy walking while eating distinctive dishes at each shop with a view of “heart-touching lights.”

 

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OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance Official Goods “15th Anniversary Special Sales”


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Light arts that were especially popular at OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance over the last 15 years will be made into merchandise and sold together with other products designed for enjoying Osakaʼs unique lights.