Sendai Pageant of Starlight, Miyagi

The “Sendai Pageant of starlight” is annual illumination event of Sendai-shi every year on December.
It becomes the common feature in the winter time of Sendai-shi, and continues being held more than 30 years.


Citizen volunteers having given zelkova tree-lined illuminations had been the beginning of it, and its scale is extended now, there is an immense crowd nearly 3 million every year.


It is carried out every year from the beginning of December to December 31. Its lighting time is from 17:30 to 23:00 (24:00 lights out only for December 31th). In addition, at 18:00, 19:00, and 20:00, all electric bulbs temporarily turn off. This event called “a starlight wink” that is very popular so the audience raise a round of cheers.


The scene of hundreds of thousands of LED which is mounted on zelkova tree-lined seems like “a corridor of the light” seeing from ground, and like “the Milky Way” seeing from the sky.


This scenery is beyond a doubt the best part, as if you feel being in a forest of the light.
It is a splendid illumination event so everybody feel happy while they are surrounded by the warm light of electric bulbs.
The gentle light of illuminations to color the tree of 160 zelkovas light up the night of Sendai.



Name:Sendai Pageant of Starlight
Adresse:Honcho Sendai Aoba-ku, Miyagi 980-0014 Japan
Access:Sendai Municipal Subway Nanboku-sen line "Kotodai-Koen-eki Station” (1 minutes walk)
Tel:(+81)22-261-6515 (Sendai Pageant of Starlight Executive Committee)
Official site:

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