‘Kamuy Lumina’ held in nighttime forest at Lake Akan
The ‘Enchanted Night Walk at Lake Akan – Kamuy Lumina’ is being held at Lake Akan in the Kushiro region of eastern Hokkaido, where visitors can stroll around a nighttime lakeside forest decorated with projected images. On June 20, the opening ceremony was held in which a magical world opened up amid the forest.
Kamuy Lumina is a digital art project that allows visitors to walk along the 1.2 km Bokke Trail at night, while experiencing the world of Ainu culture and the beauty of nature. This season, the opening of the event was postponed from May 14 to June 18 due to confirmation of the breeding of black woodpeckers – a protected species in Japan – at the venue.
On June 20, a hands-on event was held in which participants enjoyed the nighttime forest, where images of animals were projected while a special stick that plays audio recordings was tapped to a rhythm.
The event will run until November 19, and lasts from 30 minutes after sunset to 9:30 p.m.
Enchanted Night Walk at Lake Akan – Kamuy Lumina
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