The Festival of the Light in Osaka 2014

The Festival of the Light in Osaka Executive Committee (Chairman: Governor Matsui of Osaka Prefecture) will be holding the “Festival of the Light in Osaka 2014” from Monday, December 1, 2014 to Sunday, January 18, 2015. The core programs include the “Osaka Hikari-Renaissance” and the “Mido-suji Illumination,” which will be carried out together with the area programs held in central Osaka City. In addition, we are pleased to announce the finalized list of participating organizations for joint promotion of this festival.
Also, as of April 1, 2014, we have established the Festival of the Light in Osaka Association, which will be responsible for partial administration of promoting the Festival of the Light programs.
Aiming for the symbolic year 2015, in which many milestones such as the 400th anniversary of the Siege of Osaka will be commemorated, and by drawing on the success of the Fête des Lumières of Lyon, France, Osaka will be stepping up its efforts to promote this project into one that will symbolize Osaka as the “Water and Light Capital” of Japan as well as one that will unite the public and private sectors to enhance Osaka’s brand as a metropolis.

Festival of the Light in Osaka 2014 Event Dates: 2014.12.1 MON - 2015.1.18 THU

Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2014
Mido-suji Illumination 2014

Participating Organizations for Joint Promotion

(1)Program: One of the World’s Largest Christmas Trees & German Christmas Market Osaka 2014
Organizer: German Christmas Market Osaka Executive Committee
(2)Program: Temma-Sakuranomiya Riverside Christmas
Organizer: Temma Area Association
(3)Program: Lights Up!! Entertainment City SHINSAIBASHI–DOTOMBORI–NAMBA!
Organizer: M Project Executive Committee
(4)Program: (Tentative) Tempozan Illumination
Organizer: (Tentative) Tempozan Illumination Executive Commitee
(5)Program: Nakanoshima-west “Winter Story 2014”
Organizer: Nakanoshima-west Area Promotion Liaison Organization
(6)Program: UMEDA Snowman Festival 2014
Organizer: UMEDA Snowman Festival 2014 Executive Committee
(7)Program: (Tentative) Nanko/Sakishima Wonderland of Light
Organizer: (Tentative) Nanko/Sakishima Wonderland of Light Executive Committee
(8)Program: Aqua Metropolis Osaka Illuminations Cruise 2014
Organizer: Osaka City Cruise Promotion Conference
(9) Program: (Tentative) ABETEN “HIKARI-NO-NEIRO”
Organizer: Welcoming ABENO-TENNOJI Campaign Office
-Special Support Program (Fee will be charged)-
There will be collaborative efforts in promotion for attracting tourists to Osaka through the cooperation of Huis Ten Bosch with Osaka Government Tourism Bureau.
Program: Osaka Castle 3D Projection Mapping and Super Illumination
Organizer: (Tentative) Osaka Government Tourism Bureau/Huis Ten Bosch

※Programs listed in no particular order

-(Reference) Festival of the Light in Osaka Executive Committee-

Governor, Osaka Prefecture: Ichiro Matsui
Vice Chairman
Mayor, City of Osaka: Toru Hashimoto
Chairman, Kansai Economic Federation: Shosuke Mori
Chairman, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Shigetaka Sato
Co-Chairperson, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives: Sadao Kato