Every year, I make it a rule to visit 'Osaka Hikari-Renaissance', which is the annual illumination event held in Nakanoshima, the sandbank between the Dojima and Tosabori Rivers.
The most spectacular illumination I still remember was the 'Picture Book of Light', which was the first 3D projection mapping they did in the history of Hikari-Renaissance. The whole front wall of Osaka Central Public Hall was used as a screen, and multiple images flickered across the screen as though you were turning pages of a picture book. This is a must-see magical illumination event you can only experience at this time of a year!
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.