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Located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana, Nabana no Sato’s light installation is the toast of Japan – it has nabbed the title of “best light show in the country”. Visitors enter the fantastical installation through a cobwebbed tunnel of glittering lights. Each tiny LED is encased in a botanically inspired bulb, and the overall effect is of passing under a sea of glowing flowers that seems to go on forever. The illuminated blooms stretch all the way to the floor, where they transform into blue LED lights.

Another dazzling tunnel replicates a swirling rainbow, fusing all colors to light the twisting path. The epic ‘Mt. Fuji at dawn’ installation is rendered in light on the grounds of the botanical garden with fields of green, blue and pink LED lights representing the changing morning light. Violet lights rise in the shape of Mt. Fuji at a distance. Even the auroras borealis are mimicked in a mesh of purples and blues. The gorgeous winter illuminations will be on display at the Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden until March 31, 2013.

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