Isn’t illumination a specialty of winter? The various lights that color the streets on winter nights are lovely. Isn’t it one of the winter events that many people look forward to? Let’s take a look!
The origin of illumination dates back to the 16th century. Martin Luther, a German, pioneered. He decorate candles on the branches. Then Thomas Alva Edison invented the world’s first light bulbs illumination.
Illumination appeared in Japan in the Meiji period. Expositions were held in Tokyo and Osaka. That hall was decorated with many illumination.
From now on, I will introduce the famous illumination of the Kanto area.
The first is the illumination of Tokyo Midtown. Large trees and snow domes are impressive. A production of soap bubbles spouting out of the snow dome was also carried out. It’s also attractive to have a skating rink next to the illumination.
The illumination here is produced by a world-renowned lighting designer every year. It has been held since 2010. In 2021, green electricity, a natural energy power generation was used. There is also a performance of a powerful fountain show inside the park.
③Christmas Market in Yokohama
The illumination here is held during the Christmas season, and we can feel the traditional atmosphere of Germany. There is a 10-meter-long tree inside the venue, and the ornament is illuminated. The illumination we can see while enjoying gourmet food is quite different.
There are three reasons why illumination appears in winter.
First, environment is perfect in winter. The sunset is early, so we can watch it for a long time. Second, burden on trees is small. LED lights emit a small amount of heat, so damage to young leaves hinders the growth of trees. Third, even in cold weather, people can go out and contribute to the economic effect.
In recent years, “projection mapping” has attracted a lot of attention. This is similar to illumination. This is a technology that projects images onto the walls and spaces of buildings using projectors. The fusion of images and music is more powerful than illumination.