Rikugien illumination (Rikugien Fall Illumination) - 紅葉 と 大名 庭園 の ラ イ ト ア ッ プ
November 20 to December 12
The Rikugien Garden is a garden intended for the daimyo, the ancient lords of the provinces, in a style reproducing traditional Japanese landscapes. It represents the Edo era and is part of the heritage of Japan.
This place showcases the Japanese maple and its colors during the fall. This event is called "kôyô" which means "reddening of the leaves".
Illuminations are put in place during this period. After dark, the lights illuminate trees that already have their fall color of red, orange or yellow, and others that are still green, resulting in a beautiful mix of colors.
About 400 maples are thus developed during this period.