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A Festival that colors winter in Japan, the SENDAI pageant of starlight

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A Festival that colors winter in Japan, the SENDAI pageant of starlight

The SENDAI pageant of starlight is a typical winter festival held in Jozenji street in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, from the beginning of December to the 31st of every year. It started with volunteers from Sendai citizen aiming to make Sendai “Light city” in 1986, and has been running for more than 30 years to date. 160 Zelkova trees shine in Jozenji street with beautiful illumination of about 600,000 balls that seems to be stars, and many tourists from around the world visit the venue to enjoy the scenery. In addition, there are various events and stalls etc. related to the SENDAI pageant of starlight in the vicinity, not only to watch, but also to participate in the attraction and to eat, the whole town is filled with a pleasant atmosphere. Invite an important person to the tunnel of beautiful light! It is surely possible to meet the excitement of this winter only.

 

The Santa Claus parade, the story of Santa’s forest

On December 23, the biggest attraction in the SENDAI pageant of starlight “The story of Santa’s forest” will be held. Approximately 1000 participants, such as citizens and marching bands, will look like Santa Claus and reindeer, and parade under the illumination of Jozenji street through music. Also, booths are set up in the venue at the time before and after the parade, and you can also enjoy the performances of the orchestra and dance of cheerleaders. As many Santa Claus participating events, Sendai City has become a member of the Christmas City Network hosted by Rovaniemi City, Finland, where Santa Claus Village is located, and the story of Santa’s forest is on Santa Museum (Christmas House) It is being introduced. Together with Christmas on the 24th and 25th, please enjoy the story of Santa’s forest which is rising at the climax during the exhibition by all means at the venue.

 

The SENDAI pageant of starlight will be held in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, Japan

Sendai City where the SENDAI pageant of starlight is held is the largest city in the Tohoku region, the prefectural office of Miyagi prefecture belonging to Tohoku region of Japan. The city has nature such as Hirose River and Aobayama, and because there are lots of greenery such as street trees in the downtown area, it is called “Capital of forest”. The transport network is developed as a window of sightseeing in the Tohoku region, and you can easily access the sights of Yamagata, Fukushima, Iwate, Akita and Aomori from Sendai. Miyagi prefecture Sendai City will arrive in Tokyo from Shinkansen 1 hour 30 minutes, plane by 1 hour. By using Sendai International Airport, you can also visit from Taipei, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai and Guam cities directly. All the people concerned are sincerely wishing that you can come to Sendai freely during the SENDAI pageant of starlight to everyone in the world.


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