Hiroshima Dreamination

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Hiroshima Dreamination
Hiroshima Dreamination 2009.gif
Genre Lighting
Location(s) Hiroshima
Founded 2002
Website
http://www.dreamination.com

Hiroshima Dreamination (ひろしまドリミネーション) is a winter festival of electric light held in Hiroshima, Japan since 2002. "Dreamination" is a composite word coined from "dream" and "illumination".

Overview[edit]

The festival is hosted by the Light-up Hiroshima Project Executive Committee and supported by all public and private broadcasters in Hiroshima as a winter night attraction in for residents and visitors. Every street in downtown Hiroshima, together with the town squares are illuminated with a million and a half LED lights.

Theme and staging dates[edit]

Year Theme Period
2002[1] Peaceful land and a witch – turn the town into the fairyland November 6 – December 31, 2002; 18:00–23:00
2003[2] Fairyland – story of The Dragon and the George November 15, 2003 – Jananuary 12, 2004; 17:00–23:00
2004[3] Fairyland – story of a winemaker and a Christmas tree on a starlit hill November 17, 2004 – January 3, 2005; 17:00–23:00
2005[4] Fairyland - story of a prince in merry-go-land in Hartland November 17, 2005 – January 3, 2006; 17:00–23:00
2006[5] Fairyland - story of Maeterlinck's Blue Bird November 17, 2006 – January 3, 2007; 17:00–23:00
2007[6] Fairyland November 17, 2007 – January 3, 2008; 17:00–23:00
2008[7] Fairyland November 17, 2008 – January 3, 2009; 17:30–23:00
2009[8] Fairyland November 6, 2009 – January 3, 2010; 17:30–23:00

Sites[edit]

Area Location on Peace Boulevard Area Location on Peace Boulevard
Fruit grove NHK Hiroshima Guardian grove Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima
Tower of the origami crane ANA Crown Plaza Hiroshima Dream tree Hotel Dormy Inn Hiroshima
Peace Castle Hiroshima Crystal Plaza Holy place Hiroshima Daini Yuraku Building
Hopes of the citizens Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima Sailing ship of healing Takeda Hiroshima Building
Happy land Hiroshima Tokyu Inn Phoenix hill Chugoku Apollo
Snowfield of auroras Kouwa building Paradise of angels Hiroshima Shinkin Bank
Wings Oriental Hotel Hiroshima Protective god Dragon Hiroshima Kenshin

Illuminated streetcars[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Opening Event - parade, opening ceremony, lighting up ceremony, mini concerts on the first day
  • Memorial Light up Ceremony and Mini Concert - every Saturday and on two national holidays in front of Hiroshima Crystal Plaza on Peace Boulevard
  • Photo Contest
  • Monument Design Contest
  • Dreami coffee shop

Sponsorships[edit]

[edit]

  • Hiroshima Light-up Project Executive Committee

Co-sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]