Meguro River will be dyed in sakura coloured illuminations this winter for this year’s “Meguro River Minna no Illumination 2016”

11.November.2016 | SPOT

“Meguro River Minna no Illumination 2016” will be held from Friday November 18th, 2016 to Monday January 9th, 2017 along Meguro River. The energy produced by the illuminations uses 100% locally consumed waste oil collected from in the surrounding area. This year will see the lights stretch out even further than last year with many more illuminations making it a historical moment for the event.

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There will be over 42,000 illuminations lighting up the river this year, almost twice as many as last year, spanning 1.1km. The river will be gorgeous as the lights reflect on the water. This event was born from the locals’ love and attachment to the city. The waste oil is recycled from the homes and restaurants of the locals, allowing the illuminations to be powered by locally produced electricity. It is something born from the bonds and ties between the people of Meguro and has become a feature of winter time. Just like last year, the waste oil collected  is recycled as biodiesel and serves as the fuel for these 100% locally produced illuminations.

 

The Meguro River in winter time, illuminated by the colours of sakura, is sure looking to be a gorgeous spot for people to visit.

 

■Information
Meguro River Minna no Illumination 2016 (Japanese name: 目黒川みんなのイルミネーション2016)
Location: Gotanda Fureai Mizube Hiroba, Shinagawa (2 Chome-9 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo), and along Meguro River
Date: Friday November 18th, 2016~Monday January 9th, 2017
■Illumination Time: 5pm-10pm
Website: http://www.minna-no-illumi.com/

 

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■Related Article: Enjoy the gorgeous winter nights at “Fuyu no Mori cafe&bar” in Karuizawa

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