Despite being a non-Christian country, Christmas can still be felt in Japan, especially in Tokyo. From the elaborate illuminations to the Christmas carols playing in the airwaves and Christmas decors displayed in the malls, Japan is indeed embracing the holidays!
Last year, I blogged about where to find these illuminations in Japan. Among that list, Tokyo Dome is the closest one near my office. So I decided to checked it on my way home and here’s what I found, the Luminous Tunnel.
The lights are in triangular shapes, it was circular last year. The colors of the triangles changes in sync with the carols. Psychedelic! Funny but no one is minding the cold weather as long as one can a get a souvenir shot. The display of lights are kind of hypnotizing. The crowd is tolerable though as most left the place immediately after taking a souvenir shot or two; unlike me and other photo enthusiasts.
Though the colors fit the mood of the holiday, sometimes, it's good to let your imagination work -- say, strip the tunnel its colors. The below picture has a different story right?
Maybe I’ll drop by again here before the year ends and have another series. Passing through the Luminous Tunnel is free of charge by the way! For the meantime, Happy Holidays everyone!
At Year’s End
wave at twilight,
dip mud-covered feet in the creek;
walk towards the grass-thatch hut,
squat on the bamboo floor;
pass around the coconut wine,
watch the showers of man-made stars;
strum the guitar,
listen to the whistles firecrackers;
say goodbye to the moon,
pastel skies will arrive for the new year.