Kobe Luminarie

Kobe-Luminarie

Kobe Luminarie in Japan has turned on last week hundreds of bright lights, but not as a Christmas celebration. The annual illumination is actually used to commemorate the thousands of victims the Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake has made in Japan in 1995. To celebrate the city’s achievements and offer its citizens hope in a time of darkness, the Italian government donated hundreds of thousands of individually painted lights to adorn the city. It became so popular that every December, since 1995, to give people hope and to remember the quake’s thousands of victims.

 

 

18. December 2013 by Joey
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