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[Hidden Wonders of Japan] 1970 Osaka Expo's Tower of the Sun Shines at Special Winter Illumination

The centerpiece of the event is the iconic tower from the Japan World Exposition held in Osaka in 1970, created by renowned artist Taro Okamoto.



The Christmas tree and the Tower of the Sun lit up at the Expo Commemorative Park in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture, on December 1. (©Sankei by Yukia Watanabe)

The "IllumiNight Expo: 2023 Winter" illumination event began on December 1 at the Expo Commemorative Park in Suita, Osaka Prefecture. This light show transforms the Tower of the Sun, an iconic symbol of the Japan World Exposition (Expo '70) in September 1970, with a stunning display of vibrant colors.

Adjacent to the tower is a seven-meter-tall (22 ft) Christmas tree, casting a warm glow on chilly winter evenings.

The Christmas tree lights up in vibrant colors. (©Sankei by Yukia Watanabe)

This special illumination will take place every Friday and weekend until December 30 and on December 28 (Thursday). The lights will be switched on from sunset until around 9 pm.

The Tower of the Sun has three faces. (©Sankei by Yukia Watanabe)


(Read the article in Japanese.)

Author: The Sankei Shimbun

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