Illuminations in Iwamizawa City !

by Kazu

Even in Iwamizawa City, such kind of beautiful illumination called the citizen's attention as well as the people's of adjacent cities and towns. The photo was taken in 2009.
I am not sure if the illumination of this area continues to be arranged and to attract the people even now.
For the reason of security, "projection mapping" on the wall of snow statue of Houheikan which had been a guest house of Sapporo City cancelled on February 9(Sat.) after too many visitors swamped to Odori site in Sapporo Snow Festival 2013.
"Projection mapping " got popular even in Japan after it was shown in the reopening event of Tokyo JR Station Building.
I told to my wife that we should visit there on February 10(Sun.) but on Saturday, after the projection mapping started, the steering committee of the festival decided to cancel the program because too many people gathered in front of the snow statue to keep their safety. Talk about the bad manner of the visitors ?
No. Every visitor was informed by TV program and Internet on the projection mapping beforehand and were so looking forward to the new attraction of this festival. It's a pity that we could not see the performance but could see on TV.
Will the program revive next year? I will ask the promotion company !