Spending the New Year’s night in Asakusa, Tokyo, I had the chance to admire the Tokyo Sky Tree’s night lighting design. Of course, I couldn’t resist to go and search for a position that would allow me to take a picture… It wasn’t lit for a long time and I managed to snap this photo just a few minutes before the lights went off (around 1AM).
Actually, the Tokyo Sky Tree will feature 2 types of lighting, the one from this photo (called Miyabi, which means refinement and is a Japanese traditional aesthetic ideal) and another one which will let us see the core of the tower (called Iki, representing the spirit of the Edo people).
I can tell you that the tower looks astonishing at night, with the observatories seeming to float over the Tokyo’s sky. It also seems to be quite close, but I measured on Google Maps that when I took the photo, I was exactly 1 kilometer away…
Tokyo Sky Tree New Year’s Night Illumination, Tokyo
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: Hatsumode, the first visit to a shrine or temple