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  • A Million People’s Candle Night 2019

    15 June 2019
    Zojo-ji Temple

    The summer solstice approaching, it’s time to slow down, energy-wise.

    A Million People’s Candle Night” will be back soon to Zojo-ji Temple next door of Tokyo Tower. The annual green event is co-hosted by “Daichi-wo-mamorukai”, the company providing home delivery service of organic food and the FM radio station J-WAVE (81.3 FM).


    What is the Candle Night?

    The Candle Night was started in 2003 in Japan as an effort to raise awareness of earth-friendly life. It invites you to pull the plug for a couple of hours from 8 to 10 pm on the summer and winter solstices.

    The present event to gather under candlelight in favour of the “slow life” has been organized as part of the broader movement.

    Take advantage of the Candle Night to “slow down” toward the summer solstice on 22 June this year and the Cool Earth Day in Japan on 7 July.

    Candle Night 2019 at Zojo-ji Temple

    ◆ Gentle live music organized by J-Wave

    Bathed in the glow of candles lit at the Temple, gentle live music will be staged for the 2019 edition by Kazufumi Miyazawa, GAKU-MC and “O-ame” (Yuichi Ohata & Miu Sakamoto).

    Kazufumi Miyazawa


    “O-ame” (Yuichi Ohata & Miu Sakamoto))


    ◆ Short films

    The “Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia” will take part in the event for the second time this year, to show selected short films at the temple.

    Tetsuya Bessho (representative of “Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia”) will give a live talk with LiLiCo (ambassador of the festival) and Kazufumi Miyazawa (musician and a jury).

    別所哲也 Lilico candle night 2018
    Right) Tetsuya Bessho (the Festival Representative); Left) LiLiCo(the Festival Ambassador)

    ◆ Tokyo Tower’s lights to be dimmed

    At 8 pm, the stage guests and artists will lead the countdown with the audience to turn off the lights of Tokyo Tower, right next to Zojo-ji Temple. Share a gentle moment together by candlelight under Tokyo’s night sky.


    ◆ Organic Festa

    Organic Market will take place from 11 am on the same day at the same venue. You can also have delicious meals and snacks using organic vegetables and ingredients (fees extra).

    きゅうり candle night 2018

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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