【Osaka Illumination】

【Osaka Illumination】Illumination Museum decorating the nights of Osaka ”Festival of the lights in OSAKA 2018”

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For the 6th time the ”Festival of the lights in OSAKA 2018” adds flair to the charm of Osaka with a spirit of hospitality through illuminations as ”Illumination Museum ”.
This time it will introduce two core programs taking place at the important traffic route of Osaka ”Midosuji” and the symbol of the Aqua Metropolis Osaka ”Nakanoshima”.

A symbolic illuminated street gently enwrapping Osaka’s visitors 
1.Midosuji Illuminations 2018

Osaka’s symbolic street Midosuji.
The 4 km long illuminated road of global scale sparkling between Umeda and Namba celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. Please visit and experience the Midosuji Illuminations 2018 which have been recognized by Guiness World Records in January 2015.

Challenge of the 10th year! Flowing lights appearing on Midosuji

The ”Midosuji Illuminations” celebrating their 10 year anniversary.
This year the 4 km long Midosuji is decorated based on the concept of ”flow” making it look like a river of lights.
Between Yodoyabashi and Shimbashi ”flowing lights” will be displayed and moving illuminations will appear for the first time!
Please experience the first moving illuminations on Midosuji and the elegant and voluminous space of lights.

Event time

November 4, 2018 (Sun) ~ December 31 (Mon) (58 days )
Lighting time
around 17:00 ~ 23:00
Midosuji (Hanshin Mae Crossing~Namba Nishiguchi Crossing)

Highlights in 2018!

In connection with the Aqua Metropolis Osaka this year  a ”sparkling watersurface” and the ”flow of water” will be presented by illumination!

Please enjoy the ”Midosuji River of Lights” which is different from the ”Flowing Light” and the ”Suiyo Promenade” from previous years.

”Light Art Festival” extending along the waterfront of Nakanoshima
2. OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2018

OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2018 will take place the 16th time this year. In collaboration with the Osaka City Central Public Hall celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018 it aims to host a light show making use of the waterfront scenery of the Aqua Metropolis Osaka’s symbol Nakanoshima with a focus on light art.
Moreover, it engages in a cultural exchange light exhibition and the cooperation with private businesses for vitalization as well as the collaboration with programs in other areas of the city.

Projection on Osaka City Center Public Hall celebrating its 100th anniversary!
Wall Tapestry・Osaka City Center Public Hall 100 year anniversary celebration performance 〜brightness of 100 years〜

As the symbol of Osaka and Nakanoshima and a place of culture, art and science the Osaka City Central Public Hall has a history of 100 years and celebrates its anniversary in collaboration with OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2018 and its popular show ”Wall Tapestry” .

Event time

December 14, 2018 (Fri)~ December 25 (Tue) (12 days )
17:00~21:00 (one performance, time undecided) (viewing is free), (no postponement for rain)
Osaka City Central Public Hall East Side Front

1000 lanterns celebrating the Taiwanese Lantern Festival continuing from last year!
Light exchange program =Tainan / Temple Yard Lights=

An art program which was well received last year focusing on the ”cultural exchange of lights”.
It will celebrate the Taiwanese Lantern Festival with about 1000 special lanterns colouring the night sky of Osaka and connect with Tainan through illumination.

※Byotei — Taiwanese word for temple yard
※Lantern festival — a Taiwanese custom celebrating the full moon of the first month of the year (January 15 of the old calendar)

Event time

December 14, 2018 (Fri)~ December 25 (Tue) (12 days )
Nakanoshima Park Rose Garden (West Side)

Symbol of the 16th OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance 2018!
Nakanoshima Illumination Street

The 150 meter illuminated street lined with Japanese zelkova trees is the symbol of the OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance.  The tunnel where lights changing to various colours synchronize to music has been arranged since 2003 when the ”OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance” started and has since then welcomed many people with various music and light performances .
From December 1 to December 13 you can enjoy a ”preview period” music and light synchro performance. The performance takes five minutes and starts every 15 minutes. 

Event time

December 14, 2018 (Fri) ~ December 25 (Tue) (12 days)
17:00 ~ 22:00 (show between 17:00 and 21:30, one show of 10 minutes, starting every 15 minutes)
Miotsukushi Promenade

Preview Lighting

December 1, 2018 (Sat) ~ December 13 (Thu) (show between 17:00 and 21:30, one show of 10 minutes, starting every 15 minutes)

How do you think?

Collaboration of the 10th ”Midosuji Illuminations” and the 100 year anniversary Osaka City Center Public Hall with the popular OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance program ”Wall Tapestry”
How about creating the greatest winter memories surrounded by illumination?