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Kobe Luminarie - “Sculptures of Light,” illuminating the dream

   The Kobe Luminarie was first held in December 1995 in a requiem for the repose of the souls of the victims lost, and to express hope for restoration of the city after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in January of the same year.
   Since then, the Kobe Luminarie has been held every year to pass down the memory of the earthquake to future generations and to symbolize Kobe’s dream of recovery.
   The theme of this year, the 19th in the series, will be “Memory of Light.” Come and enjoy the majestic illumination art in winter in Kobe

Dates: Thursday, December 5, 2013 to Monday, December 16

Illumination time:  
Monday to Thursday - around 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday – around 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday – around 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday – around 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Place: Old Foreign Settlement and Higashi Yuenchi Park in Chuo Ward, Kobe

Nearest stations: JR and Hanshin Motomachi Stations

Sponsor: Kobe Luminarie Executive Committee, consisting of Hyogo Prefecture,
Kobe City, The Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hyogo Tourism
Association, Kobe Convention & Visitors Association and Feel Kobe Tourism
Promotion Council. 

Contact : Kobe City Call Center
Phone or E-mail +81-78-333-3330