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KYOCERA Headquarters 2010 Christmas Illumination & Concert Schedule

November 18, 2010
Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) will present its annual Christmas Illumination at its headquarters building in Kyoto, Japan from November 26 through December 31.

In the evenings the public garden area in front of the Kyocera headquarters building will be decorated with 201,000 energy-efficient LEDs and light bulbs, background seasonal music, a giant Christmas tree display, and there will also be a handbell concert on December 21. In its 13th continuous year, Kyocera provides this winter tradition for the local community to enjoy the holiday season. Also, the energy used for the illumination is being provided using carbon credits purchased from the Kyoto CO2 Reduction Bank.

Photo: Scenes from last year's Christmas Illumination (1) Photo: Scenes from last year's Christmas Illumination (3)
Photo: Photo: Scenes from last year's Christmas Illumination (2)
Scenes from last year's Christmas Illumination


Highlights

The ethereal blue, white, green, red and orange LEDs illuminating the Kyocera headquarters and public garden area located in front of the building create a radiant Snowy Grove of Lights. The lights of the giant Christmas tree and the illumination of the garden area will decorate the crisp Kyoto winter evenings for all to enjoy. The Christmas Illumination welcomes in the holiday season and the coming new-year as a winter tradition for the community.

The light display consists of 201,000 energy-efficient LEDs and light bulbs which will paint the night in an illuminating array of colors. In its 13th year, the Kyocera headquarters Christmas Illumination has taken place each year since the building was erected in 1998; the display of lights was started for the enjoyment of the local community in the Fushimi-ku area of Kyoto. The garden area in front of the building provides a place of relaxation for the local community by offering beautiful scenery in all four seasons with an array of plants and flowers including weeping cherry blossoms, flowering dogwoods, Indian azaleas and camellias. For the Christmas Illumination, the whole area is festively decorated with shimmering lights to create a secluded grove of illumination.


Giant Christmas Tree

The Kyocera headquarters 20-story building is transformed into a giant Christmas tree by utilizing the window lighting to create the shape of a classic fir tree, approximately 86 meters tall, which is visible on both the east and west sides of the building. Flashing lamps, green and red lighting and a huge "Merry Christmas" sign complete the festive holiday scene which can be seen from far and near.


Christmas Concert

A classical concert performed by the Seibo Gakuin Junior High School / High School handbell and chorus groups. Come to enjoy the heart-warming voices and harmonious sound of the handbells while viewing the Christmas Illumination display.
Date: December 21, 2010 (Tue) 18:30-19:30
Location: Kyocera headquarters lobby 1st floor


Carbon Offsetting Program

From last year, the energy used for the illumination has been provided using carbon credits. Kyocera has purchased a 1.0-ton carbon credit from the Kyoto CO2 Reduction Bank (Kyoto Environmental Action Committee) which has been accumulated from residential energy saving programs within Kyoto Prefecture. This allows Kyocera to offset the added energy consumption* of the Christmas Illumination in a responsible manner.
*Conventional lighting of the building interior used to create the Christmas tree not included.
 
Photo: 1.0-ton carbon credit certificate from 2009
1.0-ton carbon credit certificate from 2009


Event

Snowy Grove of Light & Giant Christmas Tree Illumination

Dates

Illumination:  Nov 26 (Fri) - Dec 31 (Fri), 17:00 - 22:00
(until 21:00 on Dec 31)
Giant Christmas Tree: Dec 15 (Wed) - 25 (Sat)

Location

Kyocera headquarters building and the garden area in front of the main entrance

Address

Head Office 6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Japan 612-8501

Access

- From Takeda Station (Kintetsu Line / Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line) exit the north-west exit and take a city bus to Pulse Plaza stop (5 min)
- From Kintetsu Line Fushimi Station 10 minute walk
- From Keihan Line Chushojima Station take a city bus to Pulse Plaza stop (10 min)

Parking

No public parking on weekdays. Parking available on weekends and holidays at Pulse Plaza on the north side of the Kyocera building from Nov 26 - Dec 25 (gates close at 21:45)

Contact

TEL: 0077-78-0500* (toll-free)
9:00 – 19:00 (weekdays)
9:00 – 17:30 (weekends and holidays (Japanese only))

Light bulbs

201,000 (blue, white, green, red, orange)

Weather
restrictions

Carried out even in light rain

Home page

http://global.kyocera.com/



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