A 70-Meter Tunnel of Lights
In the Kanegasaki Green Field, located in Tsuruga City of Fukui Prefecture, “MIRAIE”, an illumination event adorning the Tsuruga port with night lights, begins from the evening of November 3rd. On the evening of November 2, a test run of the approximately 550,000 LED lights was executed, engulfing the whole area with a seemingly magical illumination.
Every year, the “Tsuruga Railway & Port” Community Development Executive Committee has been conducting this event since 2014. Last year, there were approximately 56,000 visitors.
Compared to the previous year, there has been a 50,000 increase in LED lights, and the grass areas are covered with 1.5 times more blue LED lights, evoking an image of the ocean.
During the November 2nd test run, monuments of light including an approximately 70-meter tunnel, and a railway train were simultaneously shining with vivid colours.
MIRAIE Operations Committee Chairman, Seigo Uno (aged 46), called out to prospective visitors, “The ocean-like illumination has expanded. I wish for everyone to come and enjoy this event.”
On November 3, from 5:50 p.m., the opening ceremony will take place. Until December 25, the illumination will light up from 6:00 p.m. every day. On Mondays to Thursday, Sundays, and holidays, the event will operate until 9:00 p.m.; on Fridays and Saturday, it will operate until 10:00 p.m.