Peace Illumination – 300,000 lights in Itoman

Peace Illumination - 300,000 lights in Itoman

The magnificent lighting show at the 15th Itoman Peace Illumination at the Itoman Tourist Farm in Mabuni, Itoman. Taken on December 14 (Photograph by Masatoshi Moromizato).

December 15, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 15th Itoman Peace Illumination started at the Itoman Tourist Farm in Mabuni, Itoman on December 14. This year’s theme is the prayer of light to connect people. About 300,000 lights were lit up at the same time.

The lights are on from 6.00pm to 10.00 p.m. and until midnight on December 31.
Itoman Mayor Hirotsune Uehara, the head of the executive committee of the event, said, “We would like the event to contribute to creating a peaceful world.”

The Peace Illumination event will run until January 3, 2014. The admission fee for high school students and adults is 250 yen, but children of junior high school age or younger enter for free. The venue opens at 5:30 p.m. There are fireworks displays on December 25 and 30.

For further details, call the executive committee at 098 (840) 8135.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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