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14th Itoman Peaceful Illumination Festival ‘Lights of Peace’


Held at the Itoman Wine Farm in Itoman City, this is one of the most popular winter events in Okinawa, drawing some 50,000 visitors each year. Itoman City experienced a fierce ground battle between Japanese and American forces at the end of World War II, during which many Okinawans died. As a result, this event is a prayer for peace. The venue will be beautifully decorated with 1.3 million lights, representing the approximate number of Okinawans today. The lights represent the people’s hope for peace and harmony. A variety of fun programs are also scheduled on New Year’s Eve, including the Peace Concert, the New Year’s countdown, a fireworks display and a laser show.

A special event called Starlight Wink, during which all the lights at the venue will go out for one minute, will be held every evening at 20:00. There are only 400 parking spaces available at the Itoman Wine Farm. When the lot is full, parking is available at the Peace Memorial Park. Free shuttle service is provided between the park and the wine farm during the event.


Event name: 14th Itoman Peaceful Illumination Festival ‘Lights of Peace’
Date: December 16, 2012-January 3, 2013
Time: 18:00-22:00 (until 00:30 on December 31, 2012)
Place: Itoman Wine Farm (1018 Mabuni, Itoman City)
Admission: 200 yen for high school students and over, free for junior high school students and under.
For more information: Event executive committee Tel: 098-840-8135
(Photo provided by Itoman City)


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