With a number of festivals occurring in Japan every year, not everyone can keep count of all the glorious events. Whether big or small, Japanese festivals are one of the things to look forward to in every region that makes the event worthwhile.
Kyoto, one of the most visited cities in Japan, will be bringing a new festival that many people will surely get to enjoy the sight of. There’s still time to prepare for the Kyoto Light Festival so read on further to know what’s coming!
The Kyoto Light Festival, or Light Festival in Tadasu no Mori, is a new annual traditional event that will take place in Kyoto’s well-known Shinogamo Shrine which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Shinogamo Shrine is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and it will feature two highlights for the Light Festival – the Resonating Trees and the Resonating Spheres.
The first highlight of the festival is the Resonating Trees. The trees leading to the shrine will emit different lights that will make you feel as if you are entering a different world. The trees will react to the things in its nearby area, creating a chain reaction of light and sounds from each tree to another by sensing the movements of people passing by.
The second highlight of the festival is called the Resonating Spheres. Located in the Sakura Gate of the Shinogamo Shrine, each sphere will change in color and will emit sounds when they are hit or bumped as if they are alive. It creates a fun and interactive way for you to enjoy the changes in the nearby environment.
Summer is the best time to enjoy festivals and this new summer limited event is something that you surely wouldn’t want to miss. The Kyoto Light Festival will be happening on August 17th to 31st so make sure to do all the preparations needed to make the event worthwhile!