Yokohama Chinatown “Chinese New Year Lanterns 2020”
This year the winter illumination event in Yokohama Chinatown “2020 Lantern Festival” will be held from November 1 (Fri.) to March 31, 2020 (Tue.).
The “Latern Festival” in Yokohama Chinatown has as its theme the Chinese saying “Gofukutomon: for all kinds of happiness to enrich everybody’s lives”, and its represented by the combination of illuminated chords in which lamps, paper lanterns and red LED lights shine dying the streets of Chinatown to its characteristic red color. Two lantern-dragons dancing on the night sky of Chinatown can be appreciated. The one on Chinatown Main Street is one of the largest existing in Japan, and the other one, cute and small, will appear in Kanteibyo Street. What’s more, in each street red paper lanterns and other kind of lights typical of the Spring Festival shine too, giving the urban landscape of Yokohama Chinatown a tone even brighter than the usual.
<Dates> Nov.1 (Fri.), 2019 to Mar.31(Tue.), 2020
<Illumination time> 4PM to 11PM