I’ve uploaded Yebisu Garden Place Illuminations 2014 and its Baccarat chandelier, and today I’d like to share Christmas lights at Tokyo Station, the very central station of Tokyo, which just started.
|Tokyo Station lighted up, December, 2014|
This event is named, “Tokyo Michi-Terrace/Terasu.” (Please go down this post for the schedule and place.) “Michi” means “way” and “street.” The Japanese verb, “terasu” is “light up,” and the pronunciation is similar to “terrace” in English. It’s a bit complicated to explain it, but it’s a very cool naming.
I’m uploading the photos.
Hope you enjoy it!
Disney characters’ objets d’art are part of this event and 12 objets are in Marunouchi area from Tokyo Station to neighboring Yurakucho Station. They are decorated by Japanese artists.
Micky of bread.
Olaf of beads. Frozen the Disney movie jumped into Rank 3 of Profit of Films in Japan so far – it was such a hit this year.
When it becomes evening, the trees with lights in streets and some LED light displays attract visitors.
|Streets in Marunouchi district|
It’s Tokyo Station.
|Tokyo Station Marunouchi Side with winter lights|
Tokyo Station just celebrated its 100 Years Anniversary. The brick architect was originally built in Taisho era, early 20th century, around 100 years ago. It has gone through some renovations, but the retro designs inspired from Europe at that time were preserved as a historic building.
|Street lighted up near Tokyo Station|
I can’t say that it was not crowded. Event staff members and some police officers were guiding people to avoid confusion.
It’s winter. Keep warm!
Sky blue and lavender were popular colors in Taisho era, when Japanese modern cultures and democracy bloomed. It is called Taisho Roman, and Tokyo Michi-Terasu 2014 features those colors for some respect.
Tokyo Station Hotel is part of this building.
|Tokyo Station Hotel with lights!|
Actually, confusion took place at Tokyo Station 100 Anniversary on 20 December, so I was worried the lighting event would go well. (If you are too curious about the trouble, see this photo on my Flickr or my Facebook album.)
But this Christmas light event was successful. Although I suppose they can develop more, I was able to explore the artistic illuminations.
Romantic, retro and unique lighting welcomes you until 28 December.
Tokyo Michi-Terrace 2014
16:00 – 20:30, on 24 – 28 December, 2014
Tokyo Station Marunouchi North Exit
Official Website: http://www.tokyo-michiterasu.jp/
Hotels near Tokyo Station – It’s easy to visit Tokyo Station from anywhere in Tokyo, but if you hope to stay there, you find fabulous hotels including Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi and retro & modern The Tokyo Station Hotel.
Imperial Palace is close, too.