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Digital cherry tree blooms in Tokyo

Mar 16. 2019
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By The Yomiuri Shimbun/ ANN

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TOKYO - An event in which an art installation uses LED lights to imitate cherry blossoms and restaurants offer dishes on the same theme started Friday in the Nihonbashi district of Chuo Ward, Tokyo.

The art installation was revealed to the press on Thursday as part of the event, which is called “Nihonbashi Sakura Festival.” 

 It has been made to look like an about 10-meter-high tree and is decorated with about 100,000 LED lights. It is named “The Tree of Light — Light-Up Cherry Blossoms” and reacts to the wind by changing its color.

 Other art installations in the event include “Sakura Carpet,” a path of interactive cherry blossoms, and an illumination of the Mitusi Honkan building, a national important cultural asset. The event will run through April 7.

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