The new year is only hours away, and with the promise of a new year also comes the promise of new adventures and experiences here in the lucky island. Let us all keep warm, eat our osechi, and welcome in the year of the inoshishi(wild booar.) The zodiac year of the boar is the last in the 12-year zodiac animal cycle, and it is noteworthy in that it is the only Japanese zodaic year different from the Chinese zodiac, where it is the year of the pig. To our Akabeko’s still travelling for the holidays, safe journeys and we can’t wait for your adventure to start fresh here in the lucky island!
Date: Now – Monday, January 14th
Area: Koriyama City
Time: 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Address: Around the west exit of Koriyama station
Details: Check out Koriyama’s annual illumination with over 330,000 lights during the holiday and winter season around the station!
Name: Hikari Shizuku Illumination
Area: Fukushima City
Date: Now – Thursday, January 31st
Address: Paseo Street in Fukushima City
Details: This event is one of the main illuminations in Fukushima City. 200,000 lights will illuminate Paseo Street during December and January. This illumination has occurred annually since 2007 and is a signal of the winter holidays to the people who live there.