Japanese Christmas Light Displays are Simultaneously Absurd and Calming

By Lily Newman on at

In south Japan, Mie prefecture is rocking 7 million LED Christmas lights. Hence the awesome light tunnel above. "Illuminations" or Christmas light displays have been a big deal in Japan since the 1980s. But there's something a lot more contemplative about these lights compared to some of the spectacles in the US.

Kanagawa prefecture has 4 million bulbs on display and the Sagamiko amusement park there stays open later so people can enjoy them. The scenes seem less frantic and more peaceful than the record breaking displays we normally see. Looking at these subdued Christmas lights really takes the edge off of unnecessarily aggressive holiday cheer. [Spoon & Tamago]

Japanese Christmas Light Displays Are Simultaneously Absurd and Calming

Japanese Christmas Light Displays Are Simultaneously Absurd and Calming

Japanese Christmas Light Displays Are Simultaneously Absurd and Calming