Japan: 5 million LEDs make Ashikaga Flower Park a show-stopper

Ranked as the top illumination park in Japan, the Ashikaga Flower Park here is once again transformed into a fairytale setting with more than 5 million LED bulbs in its 100,000-square-meter premises.

The “Flower Fantasy: The Garden of Illuminated Flowers” light show runs until Feb. 14. The illumination event has continued to evolve since it was first held in 2002.

This year, the “Rose Garden of Light” section was remodeled to incorporate 500,000 or so LEDs and a 120-meter-wide “mural of light” that changes color by the minute as a story unfolds.

In addition, 400,000 bulbs that adorn the famed great wisteria trees are fitted with a cap in the shape of a wisteria petal, making the lights look more expressive as they sway in the breeze.

“We are hoping that visitor numbers will recover soon,” said a park representative, referring to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Read the complete article at www.asahi.com.


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