Holiday Lights of Tokyo

In the run up to Christmas, I noticed the prevalence of Christmas lights all over Tokyo. Every shopping area was decorated to attract more customers and all the people were busy taking photos in front of the displays.yomiuri-land-lights

Last year my landlord took me on an after-work excursion to see the light display at Yomiuri Land, the local amusement park in Kawasaki. My landlord somehow had free tickets to the park to see the light display–one other short-term tenant also joined us for the evening.yomiuri-lights

It fortunately wasn’t too cold on that early December evening and we were able to walk through the crowd at our pace without stopping for the rides–it was the lights that interested us.jewellumination

I enjoyed this one because at first glance it looks like they’re putting up the lights for the Jews of Tokyo to celebrate Hanukkah (alright, maybe I was just hoping for that–it’s even in the right color of Hanukkah). yomiuri-fountain

There was even a fountain light show set to music in the park, which was much more difficult to get a decent picture of but I managed a few.yomiuri-lights1

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